Former CNN correspondent Stuart Loory died at his home in Brooklyn Saturday, the network reports. Loory was 82, and had been battling cancer. “Stu was an excellent journalist and a great friend,” CNN founder Ted Turner said Saturday. “He was instrumental in helping to launch the first Goodwill Games in Moscow, a loyal executive and leader at ‘CNN World Report’ and, of course, was well-known as one of the finest bureau chiefs at CNN, running the first Washington, D.C. bureau and later opening the Moscow bureau. He will be sorely missed.”
Loory joined CNN in 1980, and led bureaus in Washington and Moscow. “He was the consummate journalist,” said his son, Josh Loory.