Hambrick died under hospice care in Bell County, Texas, according to his son. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2012, and it metastasized to his brain.
He was a news anchor at ABC7 from 1975-1977, in addition to anchoring newscasts at WNBC in New York, KRON in San Francisco, as well as stints in Texas, Florida and Ohio.
Hambrick received many professional awards over the years, including an Emmy in 1984 for co-anchoring the best newscast in New York.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.