Maria Mercader Bio – Wiki (CBS News Journalist)
Maria Mercader was an award-winning journalist for CBS News, passed away on Sunday from coronavirus. She was a network veteran who covered breaking news for nearly three decades and, most recently, helped shape strategy for the network’s correspondents and reporters. Mercader had a hand in much of the network’s coverage of foreign and domestic breaking news for three decades and helped shape talent strategy for the News Division.
Maria Mercader, our beloved CBS News colleague, died from COVID-19 on Sunday at 54.
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) March 29, 2020
Maria Mercader Age
She has died at the age of 54.
CBS News Career
Maria got her start at CBS News in 1987, in the CBS Page Program. In her years working on the CBS News foreign and national desks, Maria helped produce many of the biggest stories, including the death of Princess Diana and the 9/11 attacks. She won a Business Emmy in 2004 for her work on a “CBS Sunday Morning” report on computer spam.
Maria was active in coordinating CBS News participation in the Asian American Journalists Association, the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and the National Association of Black Journalists.
Awards and Honors
During her career, Mercader won a Business Emmy in 2004 for her work on a CBS Sunday Morning report on computer spam.
“The Maria we are privileged to call family and friend knew better than most the power of relationships, loyalty, faith, kindness, perseverance and a smile, even when a smile defied the darkness of the moment,” said Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews, EVP of Strategic Professional Development, CBS News. “Her notable professional contributions are part of the CBS Archives, but it is her magnificent human spirit that touched so many of us, that will stay with us forever.”
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Death Cause (COVID-19)
Maria Mercader died on 29 March 2020 from coronavirus (COVID-19). She has died at the age of 54. According to the network, Mercader “had been on medical leave for an unrelated matter since the last week in February.” Mercader fought cancer and related illnesses for over 20 years.
CBS News President Susan Zirinsky said of Mercader in a memo: “If you knew Maria, you loved her. She inspired everyone with the power of her spirit in the face of a serious illness many would have succumbed to long ago. She endured harsh treatments and long hospitalizations, each time returning to the office triumphant.”
In her role as director of a talent strategy, Mercader helped spearhead the CBS News workplace diversity efforts. She was active in coordinating the CBS News participation in the Asian American Journalists Association, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and the National Association of Black Journalists.
A hard hit to the heart, news longtime colleague and friend Maria Mercader died from coronavirus. A paragon of grit and grace, she embodied the best of the @CBSNews mission. Millions of Americans learned of the world through her efforts. Now our world is less with her loss. RIP
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) March 29, 2020