Dax Tejera, Executive Producer Of ABC's 'This Week', Dies At 37

Dax Tejera, Executive Producer Of ABC's 'This Week', Dies At 37

Updated on December 26, 2022 20:29 PM by Ella Bina

A Heartbreaking News Of Dax Tejera

Dax Tejera, an executive producer of ‘This Week’ on ‘ABC’ and father of two girls, died at age 37. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dax Tejera died suddenly of a heart attack on Friday, ABC News president Kim Godwin announced in a memo shared with staff.

As EP of This Week with George Stephanopoulos' Dax Tejera's energy, passion, and love for that show, ABC News and you shined every Sunday morning. That same love was extended to his precious girls, Kim Godwin wrote. Their thoughts are with his wife, Veronica, the couple's two young daughters, and the entire Tejera family.

Dax Tejera’s Professional Life

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Dax Tejera's position at the program started just before the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, three years after he joined ABC News in 2017 as a senior producer, per The Hollywood Reporter. Before that, he worked as an executive producer for Jorge Ramos' program on Fusion and as a producer at MSNBC.

Dax Tejera is survived by his wife, Veronica, and two young daughters, 5-month-old Ella and 2-year-old Sofia. His last Instagram post included an image of himself with President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden and a couple of family pics, including one of his daughters sharing a kiss. He welcomed his youngest daughter in July this year and Sofia back in November 2020.

RIP From Dax Tejera’s Friends 

Such a sad day for all of them at @abcnews. Dax Tejera was not only the brightest, most compassionate executive producer he has ever worked with, but he was also a dear friend, wrote John Quiñones, one of the many ABC family members who honored Dax Tejera on Twitter. On this Christmas Day, his thoughts are with his wife, Veronica, and his two baby daughters.

Photojournalist Anthony Quintano also shared his thoughts on Twitter, with a photo of the duo staring at a computer screen together on set.

He is shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of his friend and former colleague @DaxTejera. He wrote that he was a tremendous force in the news industry and will be sorely missed. Rest in peace, dear friend.

Others remembered the producer as one of the kindest and brightest lights, a man who moved heaven and earth and told good stories, and a perceptive, thoughtful, calm, and funny person.

Dax Tejera was a force of enthusiasm, intelligence, and passion, wrote MSNBC anchor José Díaz-Balart. "He was a true public servant. José Díaz-Balartwas privileged to have known and worked with him. QEPD amigo, un abrazo infinito.

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