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New Orleans Broadcaster Mike Herrera Dies

Mike Herrera, a New Orleans television jack-of-all-trades who may be best known for his announcing voice, has died.

Over the span of his 40 year career in television, Herrera worked as a staff announcer, weathercaster, producer and director, floor director, promotion copywriter, switchboard operator and mailroom clerk.  Most recently, he was an engineer for Belo’s CBS affiliate WWL. Herrera was also the announcer for the new PBS series featuring Chef John Besh airing on WYES.

Herrera began working in broadcasting while in High School. He hosted a local variety show called “Teen City.”  After graduating from Loyola University, he started working at what is now the New Orleans FOX affiliate WVUE.

For eight years during the 1970s and 80s, Herrera was the weekend weather anchor at WVUE where he was described as “a capable talent who can serve a TV station well in a variety of ways,” by the TV critic for the Times-Picayune States-Item.

Herrera was 66.

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