It is with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Dax Tejera, executive producer of ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” on Friday at the age of 37.
“With a heavy heart and great sadness,” Kim Goodwin, President at ABC News, sadly disclosed that Tejera had succumbed to a cardiac arrest on Friday night in a note sent out to the staff members as highlighted by Mediaite.
Veronica and their two daughters are left grieving after the loss of him. Goodwin stated in her memo that more information will be available shortly.
After joining ABC News in 2017 as a senior producer, Tejera received the well-deserved promotion to executive producer of Stephanopoulos’ show over two years later. This impressive feat is easily visible on his LinkedIn profile for all to see!
Before joining Fusion Media Network as the executive producer of “America with Jorge Ramos”, he accumulated five years of experience at NBC as a researcher, editor, and then producer.
After completing his Bachelor’s degree in History from Dartmouth College, he decided to pursue a Master of Science at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Colleagues flocked to social media to honor Tejera’s sudden passing and pay homage to the cherished newsman.
“Sad day for abc. A good friend and groundbreaking ABC executive passes unexpectedly at 37. Dax Tejera i only have good thoughts my friend,” wrote on Twitter Jim Avila, ABC News senior national correspondent.
“Absolutely tragic for ABC and the news industry,” Brian Stelter, former CNN chief media correspondent, took to Twitter with his thoughts.
“Your smile. Your laugh. Your dedication. Your profound love of Veronica and your beautiful daughters. Your pride in your work. The way you looked out for the next generation and fought to pave the way for Latinos coming up. The way you broke barriers yourself,” ABC White House correspondent Cecilia Vega said on Instagram.
“Dax Tejera, you are gone too soon. We will miss everything about you.”
CNN host S.E. Cupp joined in the tributes as well, tweeting: “The worst kind of news. Heartbreaking to lose friend and colleague @DaxTejera, one of the kindest and brightest lights.”