Award-Winning ESPN Producer Dies at 43

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Washington Post

Leah Siegel, 43, an award-winning sports television producer in Dallas for ESPN, died of breast cancer July 26 at a hospital in Dallas. She was the daughter of former Washington Post reporter Myra MacPherson and the late Washington-based sports columnist Morris Siegel.

At ESPN, Ms. Siegel covered the Dallas Cowboys and thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown and won three Emmy Awards as a member of the production teams for the network’s “SportsCenter” and “NFL Sunday Countdown” programs. More…