Noted broadcaster, WTAP and Marietta College alum, dies at age 76

MARIETTA, Ohio - A noted broadcaster who worked behind the scenes at WTAP in the early 1960s and earned his broadcasting degree at Marietta College has died.

Robert "Bob" Walsh, 76, died Monday while traveling for business in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia.

In 2013, Walsh was indcucted into the Marietta College Hall of Honor.

Accoding to an obituary provided by the college, Walsh was a producer who helped book shows hosted by Regis Philbin.

He also worked with NBA leged Bill Russell as an executive with the Seattle Supersonics and was Executive Director of the NCAA Final Four Host Committee in 1984.

In 1990, Walsh also worked with broadcast legend Ted Turner to produce the "Goodwill Games."

He was involved with several nonprofit corporation that provided a billion dollars of support to dozens of countries.