Emmy Award-winning CBS News correspondent Harold Dow, recognized for his Sept. 11 and O.J. Simpson murder trial coverage, died Aug. 21 in New Jersey. He was 62.
According to CBS network spokeswoman Louise Bashi, Dow, a Saddle River, N.J., resident, died suddenly but it is not clear if he’d been at home. “CBS News is deeply saddened by this sudden loss,” said Sean McManus, president of CBS News and Sports, in a statement. “The CBS News family has lost one of its oldest and most talented members, whose absence will be felt by many and whose on-air presence and reporting skills touched nearly all of our broadcasts. We extend our deepest condolences to his wife Kathy and their children Joelle, Danica and David.”
Dow had worked as a correspondent for news series “48 Hours” since 1990, but had a 40-year career with the network. He’d previously reported for “CBS Evening News with Dan Rather” and “CBS News Sunday Morning.”
The Hackensack, N.J., native was previously a co-anchor and talk show host in Omaha, Neb., where he was the first African-American TV reporter in that city.