NEW YORK — Michele Marsh, a popular longtime news anchor in New York City, has died.

Her son, John Paschall, says Marsh succumbed to cancer this week at her South Kent, Connecticut home. She was 63.

Marsh was among the TV newswomen who achieved success in the male-dominated profession in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Marsh began her television career at WABI, a Bangor-based CBS affiliate, according to The New York Times.

The five-time Emmy Award winner was an anchor and correspondent on the CBS and NBC flagship stations in New York City for more than two decades.