Dax Tejera, an ABC News producer, died unexpectedly on December 23, 2022, when he was 37 years old. His passing came as a shock to many because he had worked for both NBC and ABC news and was a well-known personality in the field. To learn more, keep reading this article.
Who was Dax Tejera?
Tejera had a long and storied career in journalism. He graduated from Dartmouth with a bachelor’s degree in history before attending Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. After graduating from Columbia, Tejera began working for NBC News in 2011 as an associate producer based in Washington, DC. In 2017 he transitioned to ABC News where he worked as a senior producer on their Sunday show anchored by George Stephanopoulos, Jonathan Karl and Martha Raddatz. It was here that Tejera truly made his mark on the industry.
Tejera’s Legacy at ABC News
At ABC News, Tejera quickly became known for his work ethic and enthusiasm for his job—he was always willing to stay late or come into work early if it meant getting the job done right. He was also well-liked by his colleagues; even after leaving NBC to join ABC he remained close with co-workers from both networks who spoke highly of him and his passion for journalism.
Tejera’s impact on journalism extended beyond just those who worked directly with him; he was also instrumental in launching successful initiatives such as the “ABC News Ambassadors” program that helped to diversify the network’s coverage by bringing more diverse perspectives into their reporting. It is these initiatives that will help ensure that Tejera’s legacy lives on long after his untimely death.
How did Dax Tejera die? What was the cause of death?
On Friday December 23, ABC news president Kim Godwin sent an urgent memo to staff members announcing the sudden death of Dax Tejera due to heart attack. The cause of his passing has left colleagues and friends alike stunned, as it came out of nowhere with no warning signs.
Dax Tejera Obituary
Dax Tejera, executive producer of This Week with George Stephanopoulos, left us suddenly on Friday. The loss of Dax is deeply felt by his family: wife Veronica, and the couple’s two young daughters, and the entire Tejera family. Dax’s commitment to excellence as an executive producer was unparalleled; he brought forth big ideas that created innovative solutions for our network. Dax had an immense drive for success and guided this network through some tough times. Dax’s influence will remain here at our organization forever. It is a sad time for all connected to this network but we can find comfort in Dax’s legacy of commitment and loyally towards our organization. Our thoughts are with Dax and his family during this difficult time.
Tributes Pour To Dax Tejera death
Richard Paul Clemenceau
My partner died of a heart attack suddenly at age 39, daily runner for decades, no health issues, no medications but she did have 3 Moderna vaccinations. Excess death data shows a lot of young people in this age group 30-39 passing from sudden death and autopsy case studies are showing that vax proteins proliferated in the heart valves.”
This is such a devastating turn of events… He was so young, and so talented. My heart breaks for his family and his wife, his children, and for those who knew and loved him at ABC. RIP Dax
RIP. Condolences to the family and friends. May the good Lord give you the peace that surpasses all understanding.
Chris Tejera was an inspiring figure in journalism who will be remembered fondly by all who knew him or were touched by his work. His dedication to excellence and passion for storytelling will continue to inspire journalists everywhere no matter which network they work for or what kind of stories they tell. The world of journalism has lost an incredible talent but Chris’ legacy will live on through all those whose lives he touched and all those who carry forward the important initiatives he launched during his time at ABC News. Rest In Peace Chris! We’ll never forget you!