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Colleagues Mourn Death of CNN Digital Reporter

JPGLateefMunginCo-workers this weekend are remembering CNN Digital reporter Lateef Mungin, who passed away Friday after suffering a seizure in the network’s Atlanta newsroom earlier last week.  Mungin was 41, and is survived by his wife and two young daughters.

A California native and former Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter, Mungin joined CNN in 2008. His Twitter bio reflected his passion for his job and the network: “We love news here. And we love you.”

Colleagues have taken to social media to express their grief.  Kevin Flower, CNN’s Senior Director of Domestic Newsgathering, tweeted that “CNN has lost a great journalist and a truly gentle soul.”

Saeed Ahmed, Senior Assignment Editor at CNN Digital, tweeted that Mungin was ”a tenacious reporter, a superb writer and a wonderful friend.” Ahmed has established a fund for Mungin’s family, which, as of this writing, has raised more than $8,000.

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Former CNN Correspondent Jerrold Kessel Dies

Former CNN Jerusalem correspondent Jerrold Kessel has lost his battle with cancer. He was 65. A native South African who emigrated to Israel at age 17, Kessel worked for more than two decades in both radio and print, including several years at The Jerusalem Post.

Kessel joined CNN in 1990 as a field producer, eventually becoming a correspondent and deputy bureau chief.

After leaving the network in 2003, Kessel continued with his writing. In fact, a column he wrote for Haaretz was published in today’s paper. He also co-authored last year’s “Goals from Galilee“.

“He was a passionate journalist and a guiding force for many he worked with,” says CNN Jerusalem Bureau Chief Kevin Flower.

Kessel is survived by his wife Lorraine, a son, and his grandchildren.