NORFOLK, Neb. -- A former member of the News Channel Nebraska family and longtime sportscaster Ed Littler has passed away.

Ed worked in front of and behind the camera for NCN Sports on many occasions over the past few years.

He was hospitalized with COVID-19 and died Tuesday at the age of 70.

Ed graduated from Florida State in 1976. Fresh out of school, he spent his first three years as a sports reporter at WOWK-TV in Huntington, WV. He then jumped to Ohio, where he spent two years at WSYX in Columbus, five years at WYTV in Youngstown, and another three years at WAKC-TV in Akron.

Ed eventually ended up in central Nebraska, working as sports anchor for KHAS and KSNB TV from 1992 to 2017. 

News Channel Nebraska sends its condolences and best wishes to his family.