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Source: http://www.keyetv.com/content/news/topnews...b9-0cf475d5ed7a


TV reporter/host Tim Russert dies


NBC journalist Tim Russert has died.


CBS News is reporting he died of a heart attack. Russert, host of Meet the Press since 1991, was 58.


According to NBC's website, Russert serves as senior vice president and Washington bureau chief of NBC News.


Russert joined NBC News in 1984. In April 1985, he supervised the live broadcasts of the Today program from Rome, negotiating and arranging an appearance by Pope John Paul II, a first for American television. In 1986 and 1987 Russert led NBC News weeklong broadcasts from South America, Australia and China.


In 2008, Time Magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.



Source: http://cbs4.com/national/tim.russert.dead.2.747824.html

NBC's 'Meet The Press' Host Tim Russert Dead At 58

NEW YORK (CBS) ― Tim Russert, NBC Washington Bureau Chief and the moderator of "Meet The Press," is dead. He was 58 years old.


He collapsed at work at the NBC News bureau in Washington, D.C.


NBC colleague Tom Brokaw called Russert a "beloved colleague" and "one of the premier journalists of our time."


Russert was born in Buffalo, N.Y. on May 7, 1950. Russert leaves a wife, writer Maureen Orth, and a son, Luke.


According to the MSNBC biography on Russert, he was the Managing Editor and Moderator of "Meet the Press" and political analyst for "NBC Nightly News" and the "TODAY" program. He anchored "The Tim Russert Show," a weekly interview program on MSNBC. Russert also served as senior vice president and Washington bureau chief of NBC News.

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