Jun 15, 2012

Alabama PTV's Jon Beans dies at 50

Jon Beans, a reporter and host on Alabama Public Television for more than 20 years, died Wednesday (June 13) at a Montgomery hospital from sickle cell anemia, according to The Associated Press. He was 50.

Beans was with APT from 1990 through 2011, as a producer, executive producer for news and public affairs director. He appeared on For the Record, Capitol Journal, Alabama Stories and other programs. He was also an adjunct professor in communications at Alabama State University.

Survivors include his wife, Sagusta; their daughter, Kaitlyn; and son, Jonathan.

Funeral arrangements are pending. (Photo: APT)

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