Ted Holtzclaw, the operations manager at WABC in New York City, died suddenly yesterday. He was 53.

Liz Cho, an anchor at the ABC O&O, fought back tears as she reported the news (video above). “In this business we cover stories like this, ones that remind us about how incredibly fragile life is,” Cho said. “All of us here at Eyewitness News are feeling that pain especially hard today.”