WABC reporter dies on assignment

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WABC Reporter Dies On Assignment

A veteran reporter is dead after suffering a brain aneurysm while on assignment.

WABC Channel 7's Lisa Colagrossi died Friday after suddenly collapsing in a news van the day prior. A friend says the 49-year-old was on her way back from a live shoot when she said, "Oh my god, something is wrong."

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According to the news station, Colagrossi was rushed to New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center and placed on life support, but she never regained consciousness.

In a statement released by WABC, president and general manager Dave Davis said, "Lisa Colagrossi embodied the Eyewitness News spirit-a straightforward reporter who told the truth, empathetic to the everyday citizens of the New York area, and demanding of those in power."

Collagrassi joined WABC back in 2001 as a reporter, and occasionally filled in at the anchor desk. She is survived by her husband and two sons, ages eleven and fourteen.

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