On Friday, December 23, Dax Tejera, the executive producer of ABC News’ Sunday public affairs program “This Week,” passed away from a heart attack. He was 37.
ABC News president Kim Godwin revealed the news in a message distributed to staff on Saturday.
Tejera had two Emmy nominations for his work on “This Week,” hosted by Martha Raddatz and George Stephanopoulos. He received a third nomination in 2013 for executive producing MSNBC’s “Now With Alex Wagner.”
He previously served as executive producer for the television specials “Soul of the Nation Presents: Corazón de América – Celebrating Hispanic Culture” and “America With Jorge Ramos,” both broadcast on the ABC-Univision joint venture Fusion. Additionally, he worked on Ramos’ “Hate Rising” TV program on hate groups and the 2016 election.
According to Godwin’s message, “Dax’s energy, passion, and love for that show, ABC News, and you, shone every Sunday morning as EP of ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos.'” His adorable girls received the same level of love. His wife Veronica, their two small girls, and the entire Tejera family are in our thoughts.
The two daughters and wife of Tejera, Veronica, are left behind.