(WBRE/WYOU) – Sad news to pass along about a local news legend.

Long time TV news anchor and report John Perry has died.

Perry worked for decades at WDAU, which later became known as WYOU.  He first worked the anchor desk in the 1960’s and also took to the streets to report.  His distinguished career lasted until the 1990’s when he worked behind the scene at WYOU.

According to friends, Perry died Friday afternoon at a Florida care facility after failing health.

John Perry was 92 years old.