Damon Weaver Biography – Damon Weaver Wiki
Damon Weaver (born Damon Lazar Weaver) was the kid reporter who interviewed President Barack Obama at the White House in 2009 as an 11-year-old. He had 10 minutes with the president in the Diplomatic Room and centered many of his questions around education: school lunches, bullying, conflict resolution, and how to succeed. He finished by inviting Obama to visit his school and asked him to be his “homeboy,” noting that Vice President Joe Biden already had taken him up on the offer.
Weaver got his start in fifth grade when he volunteered for the school newscast at K.E. Cunningham/Canal Point Elementary in a farm community on the shores of Lake Okeechobee.
“Damon was the kid who ran after me in the hall to tell me he was interested,” his teacher, Brian Zimmerman, told the Post in 2016. “And right away, I just saw the potential for the way he was on camera. You could see his personality come through. He wasn’t nervous being on camera.”
In addition to interviewing a president, Weaver’s resume also included interviews with President Joe Biden, then a U.S. senator and a candidate for vice president; Miami Heat basketball star Dwyane Wade; and media mogul Oprah Winfrey.
Weaver’s early foray into journalism began in fifth grade when he volunteered for the school newscast. He went on to graduate from Royal Palm Beach High School where he earned a scholarship to Albany State University in Georgia. Most recently, Weaver had been living in West Palm Beach and planned to return to Albany State in the fall to continue working toward a degree in communications. His goal was to cover the National Football League (NFL) as a sports journalist.
Damon Weaver Age
Damon Weaver was born on April 1, 1998. He passed away on May 1, 2021. He was 23.
Damon Weaver Death
Damon Weaver died on May 1, 2021, at the age of 23, his sister, Candace Hardy, confirmed his death to the Palm Beach Post. Hardy told the Post: “He was loved by everyone. No matter if it was a stranger, his mom or a family member, he was just a ball of light with so much energy. He was always positive, always had a smile on a face and he was always a joy to be around. He left an impact on a lot of people.”
A private funeral service limited to family due to COVID-19 restrictions, was held on Saturday May 15, 2021 at St. John Baptist Church in Belle Glade, Fla.
Damon Weaver Cause of Death
Damon Weaver’s cause of death has not been disclosed. His sister, Candace Hardy, said he died of natural causes.
Damon Weaver Illness
It has not been disclosed if Damon Weaver suffered from any illness prior to his death.
Damon Weaver Suicide
Did Damon Weaver die by suicide? According to his sister, Candace Hardy, he died of natural causes.
Damon Weaver Instagram
Damon Weaver’s Instagram handle is @therealdamonweaver.