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CBS News Journalist Maria Mercader Passes Away From Coronavirus

CBS News Journalist Maria Mercader Passes Away From Coronavirus

CBS News has revealed that one of their longtime staffers, Maria Mercader, has passed away from Covid-19 coronavirus.

Maria was just 54 and the network reports she “helped shape strategy for the network’s correspondents and reporters.”

The network also reported that Maria had fought cancer in the past and related illnesses for more than 20 years.

“Even more than her talents as a journalist, we will miss her indomitable spirit,” Susan Zirinsky, CBS News president and senior executive producer, shared. “Maria was part of all of our lives. Even when she was hospitalized — and she knew something was going on at CBS, she would call with counsel, encouragement, and would say ‘you can do this.’ I called Maria a ‘warrior,’ she was. Maria was a gift we cherished.”

RIP Maria.

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