Eyewitness News reporter Lisa Colagrossi has died at 49.
The popular WABC-TV Channel 7 journalist suffered a brain aneurysm while returning from an assignment Thursday morning, the news station reported on Saturday.
She was rushed to New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center’s ICU, where she was placed on life support before being pronounced dead on Friday.
“Lisa Colagrossi embodied the Eyewitness News spirit – a straightforward reporter who told the truth, empathetic to the everyday citizens of the New York area, and demanding of those in power, said Dave Davis, president and general manager of WABC-TV, in a statement.
“All of us in the Channel 7 family are in shock over her sudden death. Our attention is now focused on helping her husband and two children though this difficult time.”
She is survived by her husband Todd and two sons, ages 11 and 14.