Legacy US mainstream media outlet reeling from the unexpected deaths of two young staffers.
37 year old Dax Tejera died of a heart attack on 23 December. He was the executive producer of the Sunday morning politics programme This Week with George Stephanopolos. In a further twist Tejera’s wife Veronica has been charged with ‘acting in a manner injurious to a child’ for leaving her children unattended in a hotel room while she accompanied her husband in the ambulance.
USA Today reported that Veronica Tejera accepted she had made a ‘poor decision’ in leaving her children without adult supervision, but she explained, ‘When Dax collapsed on December 23rd, I accompanied him in an ambulance to the hospital. I asked both a close friend and my parents to rush to my children’s hotel room to attend to them as I monitored them by camera. The hotel would not allow my friend in and instead called the NYPD.’
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The second staffer, mother and US marines veteran Erica Gonzalez died two days later, in the early hours of the morning. The cause of her death has not yet been released.
Second ABC News Producer Dead Within a Week
Erica Gonzalez, 28 died overnight following the death of producer Dax Tejera, 37, from a heart attack on 23rd December. pic.twitter.com/ZguCR9HSgv
— Janey (@_Janey_J) December 31, 2022