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Universally recognized for her exceptional work in television on WABC-TV, Lisa Colagrossi, aged 49, passed away on March 20th, 2015 from a brain hemorrhage. Mrs. Colagrossi was transported to the Weill Cornell Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit in New York City just one day prior to her death, but the extent of her injury was beyond repair.
Mrs. Lisa Colagrossi was a beacon of perseverance and excellence in the television industry, and her colleagues recognized that without a doubt. She was nominated on several occasions for the Emmy Award in television during her work in New York, and she even managed to attain the prestigious Suncoast Regional Emmy Award twice from her work in Orlando, Flordia with the WKMG-TV team.
Colagrossi joined WABC in 2001 as a morning reporter a few days after the 9/11 tragedy. She has served as a substitute anchor on various news programs on the station. Most recently, she has been a reporter for the Eyewitness News programs in the morning and at noon. Before joining WABC-TV, Lisa was a main news anchor for WKMG-TV in Orlando, Florida. She began her journalism career at WKYC-TV in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, and later worked at stations in West Virginia and Alabama. She won several local Emmys and numerous awards from the Florida Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists.
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“Lisa Colagrossi embodied the Eyewitness News spirit — a straightforward reporter who told the truth, empathetic to the everyday citizens of the New York area, and demanding of those in power,” said Dave Davis, President and General Manager of WABC-TV. ”All of us in the Channel 7 family are in shock over her sudden death. Our attention is now focused on helping her husband and two children though this difficult time.”
The death of a morning news fixture in one of the country’s largest markets felt like losing a loved one, many said — a testament to the role of local news in an age of global media.
“Extended family is what our TV news people become,” a fan said in a Facebook comment on her page. “Lisa was a true and shining example of what we expect in an anchor and reporter.”
Another person who said she met Colagrossi on the job said she seemed “genuinely concerned” about the story she was covering.
“Such a wonderful reporter. May she sleep in Peace.”
Lisa Colagrossi will always be remembered for her ability to captivate the hearts and minds of her viewers. Her memory will be cherished and not easily forgotten as her life is an inspiration.
She proved that if you work as hard as you can you can achieve your dreams.
An estimated 6 million people in the United States have an unruptured brain aneurysm, or 1 in 50 people, according statistics provided by Bafound.
Accurate early diagnosis is critical, as the initial hemorrhage may be fatal, may result in devastating neurologic outcomes, or may produce minor symptoms. Despite widespread neuroimaging availability, misdiagnosis or delays in diagnosis occurs in up to 25% of patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) when initially presenting for medical treatment. Failure to do a scan results in 73% of these misdiagnoses. This makes SAH a low-frequency, high-risk disease.
In her passing she left behind two sons and a husband who cared deeply for her. Our thoughts go out to them in their time of need.
Perro was supposed to stay kneeling on the second rope and take a 619 from Mysterio. He was clearly set up for it initially, but Mysterio stopped because he realized the guy was hurt, so he did it to his partner instead. Plus when guys are selling, they’re obviouly still able to talk. Konnan didn’t even go over there until Mysterio and Perro’s tag team partner were clearly worried about him. He knew he was unconscious, he just thought violently shaking him was a good idea. Unfortunately.