Veteran NBC News worker dies after testing positive for coronavirus


Larry Edgeworth, 61, died on Thursday, the company said today in a statement.

Larry Edgeworth, left, died on Thursday from the coronavirus

The long-serving employee worked at NBC News’ 30 Rockefeller Plaza headquarters in New York and regularly traveled the world alongside reporters.

He worked as an audio technician at NBC for 25 years.

NBC News chairman Andy Lack broke the tragic news in an email to colleagues, according to the organization’s website.

Mr Lack said: “Many of you were fortunate enough to work with Larry over the years, so you know that he was the guy you wanted by your side no matter where you were.

“We are doing everything we can to support his family during this very difficult time.”

Mr Edgeworth’s wife, Crystal, told NBC that he suffered from other health issues as well as the coronavirus.

NBC’s Andrea Mitchell said: “Larry was a gentle bear of a man, the heart and soul of our extended NBC family.

I was always cheered and reassured knowing he was on the team in the field. He always had my back whether here in the US or in the most dangerous situations around the world.”

Edgeworth was a highly-regarded and much-loved figure at NBC