Former KLTV 7 owner, Frank Melton dies

Posted by Coretta Williams - email

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI (KLTV) - Former KLTV 7 and KTRE owner Frank Melton has died.

A city spokeswoman says he died shortly after midnight with his wife by his side.

Melton fell ill just before losing his bid for re- election in a tense democratic primary Tuesday night.

The 60-year-old had a history of serious heart problems.

Frank Melton is a native Texan who went to Mississippi in the 80's to run our Raycom sister station WLBT.

Brad Streit, a regional vice president of Raycom Media, says he worked with Melton for 17 years, and learned many valuable characteristics under his leadership.

Frank Melton was elected the Mayor of Jackson in 2005 where he served one term.

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