Veteran Former CNN Anchor Bernard Shaw Dies At 82

Variety reports:

Bernard Shaw, who was CNN’s lead anchor for 20 years and distinguished the network’s coverage of such landmark events as the Gulf War, died Wednesday, the Warner Bros. Discovery-backed outlet disclosed. He was 82, and had contracted pneumonia that was not related to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Bernie was a CNN original and was our Washington Anchor when we launched on June 1st, 1980. He was our lead anchor for the next twenty years from anchoring coverage of presidential elections to his iconic coverage of the First Gulf War live from Baghdad in 1991,” said Chris Licht, CNN’s chairman and CEO, in a statement.

Shaw already had enjoyed a distinguished career before he arrived at CNN. He worked for CBS News as a Washington correspondent between 1971 and 1977 and covered both Latin America and Capitol Hill for ABC News in the latter part of that decade.

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