ABC13 anchors share touching memories of Marvin Zindler

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021
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Beloved ABC13 personality and dear friend Marvin Zindler would have turned 100 years old on Tuesday. Watch as ABC13 anchors dive into the legacy he left behind and why he was a total open book!

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- They say you never forget those who made a true impact in your life, and that sentiment holds true when comes to ABC13's Marvin Zindler.

The beloved Action 13 consumer reporter would've celebrated his 100th birthday on Tuesday, and the Eyewitness News family is remembering his legacy.

"The first time I saw Marvin on the air, I couldn't believe it," recalled ABC13 anchor Melanie Lawson. "I thought, 'Is this a joke? This guy in a white suit and blue glasses.' I'm sure it's the same reaction everybody around the city had, but when I got here, and I finally met him, I realized he's the real deal."

Marvin started his television career late in life. He grew up in Bellaire, the middle of five children.

He always wanted to stand out.

"Everything to him was just out in the open. Live completely. No problem walking in front of the camera. No problem talking about his face lifts ... he was just a fun guy to work with," said ABC13 anchor Art Rascon.

Marvin is known to be one of the country's first consumer reporters, representing the little man or the poor person.

Watch the ABC13 family recall their favorite memory with the beloved Marvin in the video player above.

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