NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Respected WABC Eyewitness News reporter Lisa Colagrossi has died.
The 49-year-old Cleveland native died Friday after suffering a brain hemorrhage.READ MORE: New York Weather: CBS2’s 10/28 Thursday Morning Forecast
Colagrossi fell ill Thursday in Queens as she was returning to the studio with her cameraman, who quickly flagged down a passing ambulance.
She was rushed to New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where she never regained consciousness.
“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.READ MORE: Heat Pull Away To Beat Nets
“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 through this difficult time.”
Channel 7 News Director Camille Edwards said Colagrossi will be “terribly missed.”
“Her bright smile and big blue eyes lit up our newsroom. She was a reporter with two wonderful qualities: grace and grit. Her Eyewitness News family is overwhelmed with grief right now. Our hearts are truly broken,” Edwards added.
Colagrossi was a resident of Stamford, Connecticut, where she was a proud hockey mom.MORE NEWS: FDNY Planning Big Anti-COVID Vaccine Mandate Demonstration For Thursday Morning Outside Gracie Mansion
She’s survived by her husband Todd and two sons, ages 11 and 14.