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Ed Fouhy, network news executive, dead at age 80

Ed Fouhy, Emmy Award-winning network news executive, dead at age 80

Ed Fouhy, network news executive, dead at age 80

NEW YORK (AP) -- Ed Fouhy, a longtime television news executive whose Emmy Award-winning career ranged from producing Walter Cronkite's evening broadcasts to twice overseeing presidential debates, has died.

Fouhy died Wednesday at a nursing home in Chatham, Massachusetts, according to Beth Fouhy, his daughter and a former Associated Press reporter. Ed Fouhy was 80 and died from complications relating to cancer.

A Boston native, Fouhy was an executive at all three networks, starting as producer of "CBS Morning News" in 1966. He won five Emmys and covered stories worldwide, whether traveling with Cronkite for President Nixon's 1972 trip to China or producing the 1988 and 1992 presidential debates. In recent years, he was active with Pew Charitable Trusts and was an adviser for Sen. Elizabeth Warren's 2012 campaign.


Updated : 2021-09-25 10:52 GMT+08:00