Legendary broadcaster Mike Barras passed away today.

Barras was a fixture on KLFY-TV 10 and was known for his efforts on the Jerry Lewis Telethon. His former employer announced his passing during the 5 pm newscast.

Mike Barras was in upper management at KLFY prior to retiring. He was 80 years old.

We would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to his family during this difficult time. Mike Barras served his community well and he will be missed.