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MSNBC’s Nachman Dies at 57

1/20/2004 9:59 AM Eastern

MSNBC vice president and editor in chief Jerry Nachman died Monday night at his home in Hoboken, N.J. He was 57.

Nachman had been battling cancer for the past year.

"Jerry was a beloved member of the MSNBC family," MSNBC president and general manager Erik Sorenson said in a prepared statement. "His passion for news was contagious. All of us will fondly remember Jerry's many wonderful stories about his colorful years in the news business. We will miss him greatly."

Nachman's career spanned radio, television and print, including stints as news director for WNBC-TV in New York; VP of news at WCBS-TV New York; editor in chief of the New York Post; an on-air street reporter for both WCBS Radio and WCBS Television in New York; a columnist for the Post; and VP and GM of WRC Radio and WRC Television, both NBC-owned properties in Washington, D.C.

Nachman was the recipient of a Peabody Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio-Television News Directors Association and an Emmy Award.

"Jerry was well-informed, candid, witty, and charming," General Electric Co. vice chairman and NBC chairman and CEO Bob Wright said in a prepared statement. "He was also a gifted newsman and executive, and his passing is a loss not just to NBC, but to the entire profession. Our hearts go out to his friends and family."

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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