MIAMI (CBSMiami) — CBS4 News is sending its condolences to the family and friends of longtime WPLG anchor and reporter Todd Tongen.

Tongen, who was with WPLG for nearly 30 years, was found dead in his home. He was 56.

According to WPLG, Tongen’s wife was out of town and unable to reach him so she asked a friend to check on him.  Police were called and found him.

A cause of death is not known at this time.


Tongen started his broadcasting career in Minnesota in 1983 as a radio DJ on a country western station.

From radio, he moved to TV and became a weatherman and worked his way up to winning an Associated Press Award for best weather segment in 1988.

In 1989, Todd received the Associated Press Award for best feature report. He also won an Emmy Award for feature reporting and has been nominated six times.

Todd is survived by his wife and two sons.

Comments (21)
  1. Wife left town with her new lover. Cause of death is obvious, no?

    1. Luis Angel Arroyo says:

      Stupid people making stupid comments. Most likely his wife left him for the same reason…

      1. john L says:


  2. Phillip Mathews says:

    What did he have on Hillary?

    1. Brian Burnison says:

      Exactly. That was my first thought.

  3. Bob West says:

    Was he ever involved in a killary investigation ??

  4. Figueroa Alicea says:

    wow, so many idiots commenting here. Have a little bit of decency and respect!!

    1. Guy Skinner says:

      no thanks…..

  5. Gary McCauley says:

    Aortic Dissection

  6. I remember Todd Tongen when he was on Channel 10. He was always happy to be on the air and it showed in his reporting. RIP Todd Tongen.

  7. Jason Schroeder says:

    most likely he found out about planet X…It’s gonna be hell on earth.

  8. Pete Dosado says:

    Could this be another case of Arkancide? Where were the Clintons and the rest of the Clintonista Cartel?