All three evening newscasts updated the west coast versions of their broadcasts last night to report the news of the death of American diplomat Richard Holbrooke. The news of Holbrooke’s death at George Washington University Hospital broke around 7:40pmET.
Katie Couric updated for the CBS Evening News. Vicki Mabrey updated for ABC World News and NBC News correspondent Than Truong updated for “Nightly News” from NBC’s LA bureau.
Upon hearing the news Couric Tweeted:
“He was a brilliant man, a dedicated public servant and a helpful friend. Richard Holbrooke 1941-2010.”
Holbrooke’s widow is Kati Marton, the former wife of the late ABC Newsman Peter Jennings. Marton, a journalist who’s worked at ABC News and NPR, and Holbrooke were married in 1995.