Anthony Stanislas Albert Radziwill, an executive at HBO and longtime ABC News producer, died Aug. 10 in New York following a 10-year battle with cancer. He was 40.
Radziwill, a nephew of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, began his television career as an associate producer at NBC Sports covering the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics, for which he received an Emmy in sports journalism.
In 1989 he joined ABC News as a producer on “PrimeTime Live.” While there he worked on stories including the Rodney King beating and the subsequent L.A. area riots, the O.J. Simpson trial, and teenage abuse of steroids. In 1990 he won a Peabody Award for an investigative piece on Neo-Nazism in the U.S. That same year he won a second Emmy for a report on the Menendez brothers’ double-homicide case.
“He was both fearless and humane in his reporting,” said Diane Sawyer, who anchored “Prime Time Live” with Sam Donaldson. “He was extremely intelligent with a rare gift of absolute modesty.”
In 1997 Radziwill joined HBO as VP of documentaries, where he won a third Emmy for “Taxicab Confessions” and was nominated for an Emmy and a documentary on Lenny Bruce.
He is survived by his wife, Carole, his mother, his stepfather and a sister.