Mike Ludlum, a long-time member of the New York Press Club, spent most of his broadcast career in New York City where he worked in radio and television at both the local and network levels. During his more than 20 years at CBS, he served in many different capacities including director of broadcasting at WCBS Newsradio 880 and as the station's director of news and programming. He later supervised all news operations at the CBS owned-and-operated stations as national executive editor.
During his years CBS and at ABC, Mike was involved in coverage of such stories as the assassinations of Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., the Johnson presidency, the end of the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal, the Iran hostage crisis and many other events, from election campaigns to presidential inaugurations.
Leaving broadcasting in 1987, Mike went into academia at NYU, teaching journalism there for more than 20 years.
According to a family member, Mike died on Sunday, November 29th, of complications of a debilitating illness. He was 78.