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ABC News’ ‘This Week’ producer Dax Tejera dead at 37



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Dax Tejera, the manager producer of ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” died instantly Friday on the age of 37.

ABC Information President Kim Goodwin introduced “with a heavy coronary heart and nice disappointment” that Tejera died of a coronary heart assault on Friday evening, in accordance with a memo she despatched to firm employees obtained by Mediaite.

He’s survived by his spouse Veronica and their two younger daughters. Goodwin stated within the memo she could be sharing extra info within the coming days.

Tejera joined ABC Information in 2017 as a senior producer earlier than being promoted to the manager producer of Stephanopoulos’ present in February 2020, his Linkedin profile states.

He beforehand labored for 5 years at NBC as a researcher, editor after which producer and for 4 years as an government producer on “America with Jorge Ramos” on Fusion Media Community.

He graduated from Dartmouth with a bachelor’s in historical past earlier than attending Columbia’s Graduate College of Journalism.

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Tejera died instantly of a coronary heart assault on Friday evening.
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He’s survived by his spouse Veronica and two younger daughters.
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Fellow colleagues took to social media to mourn Tejera’s sudden passing and pay tribute to the beloved newsman.

“Unhappy day for abc. A very good good friend and groundbreaking ABC government passes unexpectedly at 37.  Dax Tejera i solely have good ideas my good friend,” tweeted ABC Information Senior Nationwide Correspondent Jim Avila.

“Completely tragic for ABC and the information business,” former CNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter tweeted.

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ABC Information President Kim Godwin stated extra particulars could be launched within the coming days.
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“Your smile. Your snort. Your dedication. Your profound love of Veronica and your lovely daughters. Your satisfaction in your work. The way in which you seemed out for the following era and fought to pave the way in which for Latinos developing. The way in which you broke obstacles your self,” ABC White Home Correspondent Cecilia Vega wrote in an Instagram post.

“Dax Tejera, you might be gone too quickly. We’ll miss the whole lot about you.”

CNN host S.E. Cupp additionally joined the tribures, tweeting: “The worst sort of information. Heartbreaking to lose good friend and colleague @DaxTejera, one of many kindest and brightest lights.”