NPR Associate Editor for News Operations Jim Lesher Dies At 46
June 3, 2015 at 4:00 PM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of NPR Associate Editor for News Operations JIM LESHER, who died TODAY (6/3) after a battle with stomach cancer at 46. LESHER joined NPR as an intern after graduating CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY in 1990.
Managing Editor CHUCK HOLMES said, "JIM's value to this newsroom was so apparent that I once joked with him that I was going to make up a wanted poster with his photo: 'JIM LESHER: Most Wanted Man at NPR'."
Executive Producer for Newscast ROBERT GARCIA added, "There is an entire news organization full of heavy and broken hearts. If the measure of a man is how much he is loved and appreciated by others, JIM was successful beyond his wildest dreams."