John McWethy by Steve Fenn/ABC John McWethy by Steve Fenn/ABC

John McWethy, an award-winning correspondent for ABC News, died on Wednesday in a skiing accident in Colorado. He was 61. During his tenure with ABC, McWethy reported on wars, the fall of the Soviet Union, and the Sept. 11 attacks on the Pentagon. (In fact, he had to evacuate the building, but continued to broadcast from the lawn outside.) "He was one of those very rare reporters who knew his beat better than anyone, and had developed more sources than anyone, and yet kept his objectivity," ABC News president David Westin tells the Chicago Tribune. - Mickey O'Connor