Former CBS News Correspondent Jan Petersen Dies At 63

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By Alex Weprin Comment

Former CBS News foreign correspondent Jan Petersen has died at age 63, after an eight-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. CBS News has more on her life in an obituary posted to CBSNews.com.

Petersen–then using her maiden name Jan Chorlton–began her career at KIRO in Seattle, and would go on to work for CNN, ABC News and CBS News, where she met her husband, CBS News correspondent Barry Petersen.

Petersen’s struggle with the disease was chronicled by her husband in his book Jan’s Story: Love Lost to the Long Goodbye of Alzheimer’s. You can hear an interview we conducted with Barry Petersen here, and watch the report he filed for “CBS Sunday Morning” after the jump.


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