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.