Colleagues Mourn Death of CNN Digital Reporter

By Alissa Krinsky 

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JPGLateefMunginCo-workers this weekend are remembering CNN Digital reporter Lateef Mungin, who passed away Friday after suffering a seizure in the network’s Atlanta newsroom earlier last week.  Mungin was 41, and is survived by his wife and two young daughters.

A California native and former Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter, Mungin joined CNN in 2008. His Twitter bio reflected his passion for his job and the network: “We love news here. And we love you.”

Colleagues have taken to social media to express their grief.  Kevin Flower, CNN’s Senior Director of Domestic Newsgathering, tweeted that “CNN has lost a great journalist and a truly gentle soul.”

Saeed Ahmed, Senior Assignment Editor at CNN Digital, tweeted that Mungin was “a tenacious reporter, a superb writer and a wonderful friend.” Ahmed has established a fund for Mungin’s family, which, as of this writing, has raised more than $8,000.

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