Veteran CBS journalist Maria Mercader dies from COVID-19

By CNN |

A veteran US journalist and talent executive has died from COVID-19 in New York, aged 54.

Maria Mercader worked at CBS for three decades, getting her start in the network’s page program, CBS said in a release.

She most recently worked as a director of talent strategy.

She had been on medical leave for an unrelated matter since late February, the network said.

Mercader “courageously fought cancer and related illnesses for 20 years, enduring numerous treatments and surgeries,” CBS said.

“To her colleagues and family, she was an inspiration and a symbol of hope each time she returned to work after the latest medical setback threatened to end her life.”

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