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ABC News producer Dax Tejera “passed away suddenly” of heart attack at age 37

On Friday evening, the news media world was saddened to hear of the death of 37-year-old ABC News producer, Dax Tejera. He served as the executive producer of ABC’s Sunday show “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” and had already accomplished so much in his young career. His sudden passing has prompted an outpouring of condolences from members of the news industry and those close to him. Tejera leaves behind a wife and two daughters. 

A Dartmouth graduate, Tejera began his impressive career in news media at NBC before eventually joining Fusion Media Network. Later he joined ABC News and In 2020, at only 35 years old, Tejera was promoted to executive producer for “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” and was praised by many for his hard work and dedication. 

Tejera’s death came as a shock to many in the media industry who knew him well. People took to social media outlets such as Twitter to share their thoughts on this tragedy, including ABC News president Kim Godwin who wrote in a statement to staff that it is “with a heavy heart and great sadness that we share that our friend and colleague, Dax Tejera passed away suddenly of a heart attack last night.”

"As EP of ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’ Dax’s energy, passion, and love for that show, ABC News, and you, shined every Sunday morning. That same love was extended to his precious girls. Our thoughts are with his wife, Veronica, the couple’s two young daughters, and the entire Tejera family."

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