What Happened To Richard Wagner CBS? How Did CBS Richard Wagner Die?

How Did CBS Richard Wagner Die

CBS News correspondent Richard Wagner passed away at age 85 in May 2022. Wagner had been appearing on the CBS evening news from the 1960s to the 1980s where his career span for over three decades. He was a native of Boston and graduated from Georgetown University and attended the Georgetown School of Medicine in 1958.

What Happened To Richard Wagner CBS? How Did CBS Richard Wagner Die?
What Happened To Richard Wagner CBS? How Did CBS Richard Wagner Die?

Wagner had started his career in CBS News in 1964 and was one of the correspondents in Saigon who made coverages for the War in Vietnam. Vietnam in those times was very dangerous as there were a series of wars going on in the country and was dubbed the “living-room war”.It was the first time news reporters or correspondents were giving full account details of the happenings on the battlefield.

In 2018 there was a podcast about Richard Wagner and a few correspondents who covered wars, Wagner had expressed the fears and challenges he had encountered when he was reporting from the combat zone. There he said “I recall a situation where we were pinned, couldn’t move, and the barrel was lifted almost as quickly as it has begun and I wanted to stand up now that it was safe and do a stand-up… I found that my hand was shaking so much that I really couldn’t do it”.He had lost a colleague in Newsweek Photographer, John Hoagland in El Suchitoto in 1984 after which he won the Sigma Delta Chi Award for that day.

He had been in Johannesburg and covered the release of Nelson Mandela from prison. he had been in other places like London, Hongkong, El Salvador, Ireland, and events in Central America between 1970-1980  and reported on troubles. He also made reports about the Sadam Husein Invasion of Kuwait for which he received the Overseas Club Ben Grauer Award in 1987.

How did CBS Richard Wagner Die?

Wagner died in his home on May 10, 2022, in Charlottesville, today which has been confirmed by his wife Donna Lewis Wagner. He was 85 at the time of his death. The cause of his death is not provided yet. But we can attribute his death to old age.

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