Tom Aspell, a veteran foreign correspondent for NBC News, died Monday from lung cancer. He was 62.
Aspell began his career in television as a scriptwriter and cameraman in 1970 and joined NBC News in 1985 as a Cyprus-based producer.
“From Southeast Asia to the Middle East… to the Balkans … to Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran and dozens of other ‘hot spots,’ Aspell made his mark on behalf of NBC News for 28 years. To a person, all of his colleagues will tell you Tom was great company in the field who loved sharing stories at the end of a day spent documenting history,” NBC News president Steve Capus said in a note to staff.
On Tuesday’s “Nightly News,” Brian Williams described him as a journalist with “an intense brand of cool under fire.”
Capus’ full note is after the jump. Read more