American broadcaster Hugh Downs dies at age 99

Posted at 2:47 PM, Jul 02, 2020

American broadcaster Hugh Downs has died at the age of 99.

The Downs family says Hugh died peacefully on Wednesday at his Scottsdale, Arizona home and was surrounded by family. Downs was born in Akron, Ohio on February 14, 1921.

He had a career which spanned more than 60 years. Notably, Downs was a co-host on NBC's Today from 1962-1971, later he hosted 20/20 on ABC from 1978-1999 and announced for Tonight Starring Jack Paar.

He also hosted the game show Concentration from 1958-1969.

This story originally reported by ABC15.com.