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Fri Mar 20, 2020, 09:48 AM

NBC News employee dies after testing positive for coronavirus (NYC)

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/nbc-news-employee-dies-after-testing-positive-coronavirus-n1164696

Larry Edgeworth "was the guy you wanted by your side no matter where you were," NBC News Chairman Andy Lack wrote to staff.


March 20, 2020, 9:33 AM EDT
By Erik Ortiz

A longtime employee of NBC News died Thursday after testing positive for the coronavirus, NBC News Chairman Andy Lack said in an email to staff.

Larry Edgeworth, who had been working in an equipment room at NBC News' 30 Rockefeller Plaza headquarters in New York, also suffered from other health issues, according to his wife. He had previously spent 25 years at NBC News working as an audio technician, where he was well-known to many network correspondents who traveled with him around the world.

"Many of you were fortunate enough to work with Larry over the years, so you know that he was the guy you wanted by your side no matter where you were," Lack wrote Friday morning.

Stacy Brady, NBCUniversal's executive vice president of field and production operations, "says he was known as the 'gentle giant who would give you the shirt off his back,'" Lack added.

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Kasie Hunt ✔@kasie

NBC News is saddened to announce the death of our long-time colleague Larry Edgeworth after he got COVID-19

I first met Larry back in 2012 before I worked at NBC, and was just the most warm and welcoming colleague to work with in the years since.


9:43 AM - Mar 20, 2020


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Fri Mar 20, 2020, 09:50 AM

1. This is an intensely sad death that will reverberate and reinforce the issues at hand.

RIP, Larry Edgeworth

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Fri Mar 20, 2020, 10:18 AM

2. I keep wondering why, in the face of something actually WORSE than 9/11...

...the networks haven't gone to 24/7 coverage like they did after 9/11 (for a week or more, IIRC).

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