Bernard Shaw, a former CNN anchor, passed away on Wednesday from pneumonia unrelated to Covid-19 at a hospital in Washington, DC, his family reported on Thursday.
Shaw was 82 years old. He served as CNN's first chief anchor and was present when the network debuted on June 1, 1980.
On February 28, 2001, he left CNN after working there for more than 20 years.
Shaw covered some of the most important news of the day during his illustrious career, including the student uprising at Tiananmen Square in May 1989,
Live broadcasts of the 2000 presidential election and the 1991 First Gulf War from Baghdad.
Bernard Shaw, a cherished CNN anchor and coworker, passed away Friday at the age of 82.
As our Washington anchor when CNN first started on June 1st, 1980, Bernie was a CNN original.
CNN's chairman and CEO, Chris Licht, stated in a statement on Thursday.
For the following twenty years, he served as our primary anchor, announcing presidential election coverage and providing memorable coverage.
live broadcast of the 1991 First Gulf War from Baghdad. Despite leaving CNN,
As recently as last year, Bernie continued to be a close member of the CNN family and gave our viewers understanding regarding historical events.
We at CNN send our sincere condolences to his wife Linda and his kids.