Lisa Colagrossi Dead: WABC Eyewitness News Reporter Dies of Brain Aneurysm While on Assignment at 49

Lisa Colagrossi
WABC Eyewitness News reporter Lisa Colagrossi died at the age of 49 during an assignment on Thursday, Mar. 19 -- details ABC News

WABC's Eyewitness News team has lost a friend and colleague. Channel 7 reporter Lisa Colagrossi died of a brain aneurysm at the age of 49 on Thursday, Mar. 19.

"We have some sad news to share with you about our Eyewitness News family," the news show shared on its Facebook page Friday. "Lisa Colagrossi, Eyewitness News reporter, anchor, wife and mother, has died at age 49. Lisa suffered a brain hemorrhage while returning from covering a story Thursday morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family."

Colagrossi was rushed to the hospital following a live report from Woodhaven, Queens on Thursday. "She was in the news van after finishing her live shot when she said 'Oh my God, something is wrong,'" a friend said, via the New York Daily News.

The Ohio native reported in the Tri-State area for almost 14 years, and joined WABC days after the NYC World Trade Center attacks in 2001. She previously worked as an anchor at WKMG in Orlando, Fla., and NBC station WKYC-TV in Cleveland.

Colagrossi resided in Stamford, Conn., and is survived by her husband Todd, and their two sons Davis and Evan.

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