Jessica Savitch (Journalist) Death – Age of Death and Cause of Death

Jessica Savitch Died

The journalist Jessica Savitch passed away at age 36, too young.

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Remembered for anchoring New York’s weekend edition of NBC Nightly News and for hosting the PBS news program Frontline, she is particularly notable as the first female anchor of a nationally-broadcast weekend news program.

After graduating from Ithaca College in New York, she worked briefly for Houston’s KHOU-TV channel and for New York’s WCBS-AM radio station.

Tragically, she died in her mid-thirties as the result of a single-vehicle car accident that also killed New York Post executive Martin Fischbein.

How did Jessica Savitch die?

Information about the death of Jessica Savitch
Cause of deathN/A
Age of death36 years
BirthdayFebruary 1, 1947
Death dateOctober 23, 1983
Place of deathNew Hope, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of burialN/A


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