NBC has announced that one of its longtime staffers, Larry Edgeworth, has passed away after testing positive for COVID-19. Prior to his death, Edgeworth was a highly respected and beloved audio technicians for NBC News.
“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,” NBC Chairman Andy Lack wrote in a statement to his company.
“Stacy Brady says he was known as the ‘gentle giant who would give you the shirt off his back,'” he added.
“Larry was a gentle bear of a man, the heart and soul of our extended NBC family,” NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell said.
“I was always cheered and reassured knowing he was on the team in the field. He always had my back whether here in the U.S. or in the most dangerous situations around the world,” she continued.
NBC has been largely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today show personalities Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, and Craig Melvin have worked from home after a Today show crew member tested positive for COVID-19.
Other news bodies like CNN, CBS News ad The New York times have all reported cases of COVID-19 recently.