Allen Tumey, who retired in 2011 after 11 years at WAFB in Baton Rouge, died Monday. He was 70.

During his time at the CBS affiliate, Tumey was a feature reporter who hosted a regular segment called “Tumey’s Travels.” Over the course of his career, he received several awards on both the state and national level, including the Iris Award from the National Association of Television Program Executives.

“I always had the feeling that Allen would do his job for free,” WAFB anchor Donna Britt said.  “There was such joy in his heart, and in his reporting. He had the unique ability to mine every situation for its charm, humor and beauty.”

Watch WAFB’s tribue to Tumey after the jump. Read more