Tim Russert Dies At 58
June 13, 2008 at 12:55 PM (PT)
NBC "MEET THE PRESS" and MSNBC "TIM RUSSERT SHOW" host TIM RUSSERT died TODAY (6/13) of an apparent heart attack while recording production tracks in a WASHINGTON studio.
RUSSERT, 58, the WASHINGTON Bureau Chief for NBC NEWS, hosted "MEET THE PRESS" from 1991 until his death. A lawyer and best-selling author, RUSSERT served as Chief of Staff to Sen. DANIEL PATRICK MOYNAHAN in 1977-82 and counsel on NEW YORK Gov. MARIO CUOMO's staff in 1983-84.
RUSSERT was involved in the DON IMUS controversy last year; as a frequent guest, his decision not to support IMUS after the RUTGERS women's basketball comments that got the morning host fired was a focus of discussion among IMUS backers. RUSSERT's son LUKE co-hosts "60/20 SPORTS" on XM SATELLITE RADIO with JAMES CARVILLE.