ABC News mourns unexpected death of ‘This Week’ producer

ABC News is mourning the death of the executive producer of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” after he died unexpectedly Friday.

ABC’s Rachel Scott said on Saturday’s “World News Tonight” that the network was “shocked and hurt” by Dax Tehera’s death. Tejera was 37 years old and died of a heart attack.

ABC president Kim Godwin sent a memo to staff announcing his death, saying Tejera’s energy, enthusiasm and love of the show “shone through every Sunday morning” . Tejera is survived by his wife, Veronica, and two daughters, and the company cares about them and his family, Godwin said.

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“Dax will be deeply missed by all of us at ABC News,” Scott said.

Tejera was named executive producer of “This Week” in December and has been involved with the show since before the COVID-19 pandemic began.

From left, Peter Alexander, Cecilia Vega, Ricardo Jimenez and Dax Tejera attend the CAA Launch Party during White House Correspondents’ Dinner Weekend in partnership with A Starting Point and CLEAR on April 29, 2022 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)

“Taking the role during an extremely uncertain time, his vision helped ‘This Week’ climb to new heights – the show is now No. 1 among adults ages 25-54 for the first time in six years times,” Godwin said in a memo. Tehera’s appointment at the time.

He started working at ABC News in 2017 as a senior producer for the Washington bureau and produced remote anchor broadcasts across the country and produced former President Trump’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Special speech by Radimir Putin.

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Tejera previously worked as a producer for MSNBC and as an assignment editor and researcher for NBC News.

Members of various media outlets have lavished praise on Tehera, and those who knew him say they will miss him.

Maggie Haberman for The New York Times tweets Tejera is a “cute” person, and NPR media reporter David Falconflick says He found Tejera “sharp, caring, poised and funny”.

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CNN Executive Producer Javi Morgado, tweeted that he was ‘Heartbroken’ to learn of friend Tejera’s death. He said he’s accomplished a lot since he first met Tejera 15 years ago when they were working on the “Today” show.

José Díaz-Balart of MSNBC tweets He has had the privilege of knowing and working with Tejera.

“Dax was a force of enthusiasm, intelligence and passion. He was a true public servant,” he said.


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