Maria Mercader Biography – Maria Mercader Wiki
Maria Mercader born Maria Carla Mercader was a CBS News veteran journalist, who covered breaking news for nearly three decades. She got her start at CBS News in 1987, in the CBS Page Program. During her time working on the CBS News foreign and national desks, she helped produce several high-profile stories, including the death of Princess Diana and the 9/11 attacks.
In 2004, Mercader won an Emmy for business and financial reporting for her work producing a “CBS Sunday Morning” report on computer spam.
Her most recent role was director of talent strategy, helping shape strategy for the network’s correspondents and reporters. Mercader was also active in coordinating CBS News’ participation in the Asian American Journalists Association, the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and the National Association of Black Journalists.
Mercader attended the all-girls Dominican Academy in Manhattan and went on to graduate from the College of New Rochelle in 1987.
Maria Mercader Age
Maria Mercader was born on November 28, 1965, in New York City. She died on March 29, 2020. She was 54 years old.
Maria Mercader Family
Maria Mercader was the daughter of Manuel and Gladys. She had a brother, Manuel. Her mother, Gladys, was the pianist for the American Ballet Theatre.
Maria Mercader Death
Maria Mercader died on Sunday, March 29, 2020, at age 54 due to coronavirus in a New York hospital. She had been on medical leave for an unrelated issue since February, according to CBS.
Susan Zirinsky, CBS News president and senior executive producer, said: “Even more than her talents as a journalist, we will miss her indomitable spirit. Maria was part of all of our lives. Even when she was hospitalized — and she knew something was going on at CBS, she would call with counsel, encouragement, and would say ‘you can do this.’ I called Maria a ‘warrior,’ she was. Maria was a gift we cherished.”
Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews, EVP of Strategic Professional Development, CBS News, said, “The Maria we are privileged to call family and friend knew better than most the power of relationships, loyalty, faith, kindness, perseverance and a smile, even when a smile defied the darkness of the moment. Her notable professional contributions are part of the CBS Archives, but it is her magnificent human spirit that touched so many of us, that will stay with us forever.”
Laurie Orlando, CBS News SVP of Talent, said, “Maria was a friend to all. It’s nearly impossible to be someone EVERYONE loves, but Maria was. She always had a warm hug, a word of advice or support and a big smile for everyone in her life. She was a bright light and will be sorely missed.”
Al Ortiz, CBS News VP of Standards and Practices, said, “Maria was one of the bravest, funniest, and most supportive colleagues most of us have ever known. She was a woman of strong faith with a clear sense of right and wrong.”
Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather tweeted: “A hard hit to the heart, news longtime colleague and friend Maria Mercader died from coronavirus. A paragon of grit and grace, she embodied the best of the @CBSNews mission. Millions of Americans learned of the world through her efforts. Now our world is less with her loss. RIP.”
A hard hit to the heart, news longtime colleague and friend Maria Mercader died from coronavirus. A paragon of grit and grace, she embodied the best of the @CBSNews mission. Millions of Americans learned of the world through her efforts. Now our world is less with her loss. RIP
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) March 29, 2020
Maria Mercader Cause of Death
Maria Mercader’s cause of death was the coronavirus (Covid-19). According to CBS, she fought cancer and related illnesses for more than 2 decades.
Maria Mercader Husband – Maria Mercader Children
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