Ed Ansin Biography – Ed Ansin Wiki
Ed Ansin (born Edmund N. Ansin) was an American businessman and co-founder of Sunbeam Television. In 1962, Ed and his father, Sidney D. Ansin, formed Sunbeam Television Corporation after Sidney Ansin purchased the license for Miami’s NBC-affiliated television station, WCKT, for $3.4 million.
WCKT changed its call letters to WSVN in 1983, and at the end of 1988, WSVN lost its affiliation with NBC. The station affiliated with the up-start Fox network, and supplemented its local news broadcasts with content from the newly launched CNN satellite network.
In 1993, Ansin bought Boston’s WHDH Channel 7. In 2006, Sunbeam Television purchased Boston’s WLVI, a CW Television Network affiliate, from Tribune Broadcasting.
Ed Ansin Age
Ed Ansin was born on March 9, 1936, in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. He died on July 26, 2020, in Miami Beach, Florida. He was 84 years old.
Ed Ansin Wife
Ed Ansin was married to his wife Toby Lerner. However, they were divorced at the time of his death in July 2020.
Ed Ansin Children
Ed Ansin and his ex-wife Toby Lerner Ansin have three children: Andrew Ansin, James Ansin, and Stephanie Ansin.
Ed Ansin Family
Ed Ansin was born to a Jewish family. His parents were the founding members of Temple Beth Sholom in Miami Beach. His father, Sidney D. Ansin, the son of an immigrant from Ukraine, founded Anwelt Shoe, a shoe manufacturing business in 1936 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. His brother is former Massachusetts commerce commissioner Ronald Ansin, who bought Anwelt Shoe from his father in 1966.
Ed Ansin Death
Ed Ansin died on July 26, 2020, at the age of 84, at his home in Miami, Florida.
Ed Ansin Cause of Death
Ed Ansin’s cause of death was not revealed.
Ed Ansin Net Worth
Ed Ansin’s net worth was estimated to be $ 1.4 billion, according to Forbes.