Dax Tejera–executive producer of ABC News–has passed away from cardiac arrest on December 23rd just days before he was to turn 38.
“We have bad news to report, a friend and colleague here at ABC Dax Tejera died suddenly last night. Dax was the executive producer of ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos.’ A statement ABC News President Kim Goodwin said ‘DAX is energy, passion, and love for that show, shined every Sunday morning.’ This week co-anchor Jonathan Karl sharing that ‘DAX adores his family and he loved his work. His passing has left us shocked and hurt.’ Our thoughts are with his wife Veronica, their two young daughters, and their entire family. Dax will be deeply missed here by all of us at ABC News,” ABC News announced in a video statement.
Kim Goodwin, President of ABC News, unveiled that Tejera passed away due to a heart attack, as revealed in a note acquired by The Hollywood Reporter.
On Saturday, network staff received the note.
“On this Christmas Eve, hug your loved ones a little tighter. And please lean on each another,” Goodwin announced, assuring to present additional particulars during the following days. Tejera connected with ABC News in 2017 as a senior producer for their Washington Bureau and since then has been remotely anchoring broadcasts from different parts of America.
During his time as a reporter, he reported on events such as the summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki and the meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-un in Singapore.
With Tejera at the helm as Executive Producer of “The Week” in February 2020, viewers aged 25 to 54 brought it to the #1 Sunday show slot.
Before joining ABC, Tejera held positions with MSNBC, NBC, and HBO. He leaves behind his beloved wife Veronica as well as two young daughters: 5 month-old Ella and 2 year-old Sofia.