JACKSON, MISS– Longtime Mississippi news broadcaster Bert Case is dead at the age of 76.
Case had been battling sepsis and the lingering complications of that infection since he was admitted into the hospital on September 1st.
For 45 years, Case anchored and reported the news in Jackson, working for WLBT and then mostly recently for WAPT.
He was known for his work challenging former Governor Kirk Fordice, exposing an affair while he was in office with a childhood sweetheart.
Mary Case, Bert’s wife, asks for prayers at this time.
The News Mississippi family extends their condolences to Case’s wife, as well as colleagues at WLBT and WAPT.
Governor Bryant says this is a great loss for Mississippi.
“For more than 50 years, Bert Case told the stories of Mississippi, aggressively and fairly holding her leadership accountable and eloquently celebrating her people. He was a gentleman whose signature sign-off made him an icon. Deborah and I are saddened by his passing. He leaves a beautiful legacy and will be missed by all who knew him.”
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