“To be interesting, you must be interested.” That was the quote Maria Mercader chose to post in her Twitter biography, one that speaks to her lifelong dedication to journalism. Read more about the lives of those lost to coronavirus:
The journalism community has been impacted by the coronavirus as the following lives have been lost, Larry Edgeworth, NBC News; Alan Finder, New York Times, Nick Jesdanun, Associated Maria Mercader'>Press; Maria Mercader, CBS News. Condolences to their families & colleagues. Rest In Peace
Colleagues remember journalist Maria Mercader’s relentless optimism through adversity
It is with profound sadness that I share with you the loss of a dear member of our CBS News family. Maria Mercader, who embodied all of a journalist’s vital traits, foremost the fearlessness she showed battling cancer and now Covid19. She was a warrior. Love Z
Maria Mercader, our beloved CBS News colleague, died from COVID-19 on Sunday at 54. “Even more than her talents as a journalist, we will miss her indomitable spirit,” @szirinsky says. “Maria was part of all of our lives.”
It is with heavy hearts that we report Maria Mercader, a career journalist at CBS News and member of the Sunday Morning family, died today from the Covid-19 coronavirus in a New York hospital. She was 54 and lived in Manhattan.
CBS News announces the death of veteran journalist: "Maria Mercader, who embodied all of a journalist’s vital traits, foremost the fearlessness she showed each time over the past 20 years when cancer tried to take her from us too soon, has died from the covid-19 virus."
#CBS News mourns the death of journalist Maria Mercader who died from COVID-19 on Sunday at 54. “Even more than her talents as a journalist, we will miss her indomitable spirit,” CBS News president Susan Zirinsky says. “Maria was part of all of our lives.”