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Dax Tejera, govt producer of ABC's 'Stephanopoulos' present … – The Washington Submit


Dax Tejera, the chief producer for ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” died Dec. 23 in New York. He was 37.

His loss of life was introduced by ABC in a memo to workers. Mr. Tejera died of a coronary heart assault.

Mr. Tejera joined ABC Information as a senior producer within the Washington bureau in 2017. Particular protection he helped direct included the June 2018 summit in Singapore between President Donald Trump and North Korean chief Kim Jong Un and talks between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki later that 12 months.

Mr. Tejera grew to become govt producer for the “Stephanopoulos” present in early 2020, shortly earlier than the pandemic compelled lockdowns and dominated worldwide protection. Later, Mr. Tejera labored on segments inspecting the 2020 presidential election and the Jan. 6, 2021, revolt on the Capitol.

Richard Dax Tejera was born on Jan. 24, 1985, in Miami. His father focuses on household legislation at a legislation follow in Coral Gables, Fla., and his mom was a trauma nurse at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.

Mr. Tejera graduated from Dartmouth Faculty in 2007 with a level in historical past and authorities, and he later obtained a grasp’s diploma at Columbia College’s Faculty of Journalism.

Earlier than becoming a member of ABC Information, Mr. Tejera was govt producer of “America with Jorge Ramos” on Fusion Media, and helped launch MSNBC’s “Jansing and Firm” and “Now with Alex Wagner.” Mr. Tejera began his profession with NBC Information as an project editor and researcher.

Mr. Tejera additionally assisted with a 2016 HBO documentary, “Hate Rising,” specializing in white nationalists.

At ABC, he was co-executive producer on “Corazón de América — Celebrating Hispanic Tradition,” a prime-time particular on contributions and achievements by folks of Latino and Hispanic heritage in the US.

Mr. Tejera is survived by his spouse, Veronica, and two daughters, Ella and Sofia.

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