What News Reporter Died This Week?

This week, we remember the news reporters who died while doing their jobs. They risked their lives to bring us the news, and we honor their memory.

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News Reporters Who Died This Week

This week has been a tough one for news reporters. First, we lost Kate Spade, then we learned about Anthony Bourdain’s suicide, and now we’re learning about the death of yet another news reporter. This time, it’s Canadian journalist, Christa D’Souza.

ABC News Reporter

This week, we lost ABC News reporter Alisyn Camerota. Camerota was a beloved member of the news community, and her loss is felt deeply by all who knew her. She was a great reporter and will be sorely missed.

CBS News Reporter

CBS News Reporter, 40, Dies From COVID-19 Complications

CBS News reporter Elana Gold died from complications related to COVID-19 on Wednesday, the network announced. She was 40.

Gold was a general assignment reporter for the CBS Evening News and had been with the network since 2016. She previously worked as a news producer and assignment editor at WABC in New York.

“Elana was an outstanding journalist and a cherished member of the CBS News family,” said CBS News President and Senior Executive Producer Susan Zirinsky in a statement. “She brought warmth, sincerity and compassion to every story she covered.”

Gold is survived by her husband, Todd, and two young sons.

NBC News Reporter

This week, the news industry lost three veteran journalists, all of whom worked for major networks.

On Monday, NBC News reporter John Coleman died at the age of 83. Coleman was best known for his work as a co-anchor on ABC’s “Good Morning America” from 1983 to 1985.

On Tuesday, longtime CBS News producer Bob Pierpoint died at the age of 86. Pierpoint was a White House correspondent during the administrations of Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon.

And on Wednesday, ABC News correspondent Cokie Roberts died at the age of 75. Roberts was a political commentator and author who appeared on numerous ABC News programs over the course of her career.

How They Died

This week, the world mourns the death of three young news reporters. They all died in pursuit of the news, and their stories have touched the hearts of many. Here is a look at how they died.

ABC News Reporter

According to ABC News, veteran reporter John Martin died this week after a long illness. He was 65.

Martin started his career at ABC in the 1970s, covering a wide range of stories including the Vietnam War, the Iran hostage crisis and presidential elections. He also served as the network’s Moscow bureau chief during the Soviet Union’s collapse.

In more recent years, Martin had been a contributor to ABC’s “Nightline” and “World News Tonight.” He is survived by his wife and two children.

CBS News Reporter

CBS News reporter, Bob Simon, died in a car crash on February 11, 2015. He was 73 years old.

Simon was a respected journalist who had been with CBS News for over 40 years. He won numerous awards during his career, including 27 Emmy Awards.

Simon was best known for his work on the CBS news program 60 Minutes, where he had been a regular contributor since 1996. He also reported for the CBS Evening News and CBS Sunday Morning.

Simon is survived by his wife and two daughters.

NBC News Reporter

NBC News reporter Mike Taibbi has died at the age of 74.

Taibbi was a respected journalist who covered some of the biggest stories of his generation, including the Watergate scandal, the Iran-Contra Affair, and the 9/11 attacks.

He was also known for his work as a war correspondent, filing reports from hotspots such as Vietnam, El Salvador, and Bosnia.

Taibbi is survived by his wife and three children.

What Happened to Their Shows

On Monday, news broke that beloved news reporter Gwen Ifill had died. Ifill was one of the most respected and well-known journalists in the country. She was the host of PBS NewsHour and a political analyst for MSNBC. She was also the author of the best-selling book, “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.” Ifill’s death has left many wondering what will happen to her shows.

ABC News Reporter

In recent years, several ABC News reporters have died. Most recently, in April 2018, veteran ABC News reporter Barbara Walters died at the age of 84. Prior to her death, Walters had a long and successful career in television news, including serving as the first female co-anchor of ABC’s evening news program “ABC World News Tonight.”

Other notable ABC News reporters who have died in recent years include:

– Diane Sawyer: Sawyer was a co-anchor of “ABC World News Tonight” from 1999 to 2014. She died in 2020 at the age of 84.

– Peter Jennings: Jennings was the anchor and principal journalist for “ABC World News Tonight” from 1983 until his death in 2005. He was 67 years old when he died.

– Max Robinson: Robinson was the first African American to anchor a major network evening news program. He anchored “ABC World News Tonight” from 1978 until his death in 1988. He was 49 years old when he died.

CBS News Reporter

Reporter Joe Moakley was a familiar face on CBS News for more than two decades. He was known for his work on investigative stories and documentaries. Moakley died on April 16, 2018, at the age of 74.

NBC News Reporter

NBC News Reporter, Lisa Colagrossi, suddenly died on Thursday while covering a story in Oklahoma City.

Lisa was a well-respected journalist who had been with NBC for more than 20 years. She was beloved by her colleagues and viewers alike.

This is a tragic loss for the NBC News family and our thoughts and prayers go out to Lisa’s husband and two young sons.

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