(RepublicanPress.org) – Executive Producer Dax Tejera joined ABC News in early 2020 and moved to lead the outlet’s show “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” His stellar performance on the program earned him two Emmy nominations. However, his work and his life came to an abrupt end just before Christmas.
On December 24, ABC News President Kim Godwin wrote a memo to all those working at the organization. The Hollywood Reporter shared the memo, which stated Tejera died of a heart attack the night before. Godwin mentioned the producer’s passion for his work and his love for his family. She included some advice for all: “Hug your loved ones a little tighter.” The 37-year-old leaves behind a wife and two little girls.
.@RachelvScott reports on the sudden passing of Dax Tejera, the Executive Producer of @ABCThisWeek. In a memo to employees, @ABC President Kim Godwin said that Dax's passion and love for the show shined every Sunday morning. pic.twitter.com/Cl7P5EJ1O5
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) December 25, 2022
John Quiñones, who also works for ABC, said he was heartbroken by the news, as was everyone at the network. The colleague said on Twitter that Tejera was a “dear friend.”
Such a heartbreaking day for all of us at @abcnews Dax Tejera was not only the brightest – most compassionate – executive producer I’ve ever worked with, he was also a dear friend. On this Christmas Day, my thoughts are with his wife, Veronica and his two baby daughters. pic.twitter.com/HXFKrfaZXE
— John Quiñones (@JohnQABC) December 25, 2022
ABC White House correspondent Cecilia Vega praised his work in an Instagram post, pointing out that he helped “pave the way for Latinos” in the industry, and said the network was “lucky” to have him.
Tejera’s previous work included time as an MSNBC producer, making a documentary called “Hate Rising,” and extensively covering the pandemic, the events on January 6 at the capital, and the 2020 presidential election.
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