Former NBC News Correspondent Ned Colt Has Died

By Chris Ariens 

Ned Colt, an former NBC News foreign correspondent, has died. On “NBC Nightly News” tonight, Lester Holt reported that Colt “covered the world for NBC News for more than a decade starting in the mid-90s.” In 2004, Colt and his NBC News crew were kidnapped and held for three days in Iraq.

After leaving NBC, Colt worked for humanitarian organizations, first for the International Rescue Committee as a manager for the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. More recently he’d been working for the United Nations on the refugee crisis.

Colt died after suffering a major stroke at his home in Boston. He was 58.