Lisa Colagrossi, a reporter for New York's Channel 7 Eyewitness News, died this week after suffering a brain hemorrhage while returning from an assignment, according to WABC Channel 7. She was 49.
"Thursday seemed like just another morning, with Lisa Colagrossi doing what she did so well, reporting live from the scene," the ABC affiliate network said in a statement. "She was an amazing reporter, committed to Eyewitness News. She was dedicated to telling a story with honesty, a working woman, a hockey mom, she was gutsy and fearless. We here at Eyewitness News are still in shock and we're trying to cope with the loss of someone we loved and valued."
Colagrossi started working for WABC in 2001, days after the September 11terrorist attacks. She previously worked at local news stations in Orlando and Cleveland.
She is survived by her husband John and their two sons, 11 and 14.