ABC News Producer Dies Suddenly Of A Heart Attack At 37

Dax Tejera, executive producer of “This Week” on ABC News, died of a heart attack Friday, according to the network. He was 37.

ABC News President Kim Godwin sent a memo to staff on Saturday announcing his passing.

“It’s with a heavy heart and great sadness that we share that our friend and colleague, Dax Tejera passed away suddenly of a heart attack last night,” Godwin said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The memo said more details will be shared in the coming days.

Tejera joined ABC News in 2017 after stints at NBC News, MSNBC, and Fusion. He started to lead “This Week,” a Sunday morning talk show anchored by George Stephanopoulos, near the start of the COVID pandemic, per Media Moves.

.@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

Rachel Scott, a congressional correspondent for ABC News, said Tejera’s death “has left us shocked and hurt.”

Tejera is survived by his wife, Veronica, and two young daughters.

“As EP of ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’ Dax’s energy, passion, and love for that show, ABC News, and you, shined every Sunday morning,” Godwin said. “That same love was extended to his precious girls.”

Godwin added: “Our thoughts are with his wife, Veronica, the couple’s two young daughters, and the entire Tejera family.”

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