Veteran journalist Judd Rose, who most recently co-anchored CNN NewsStand, died Saturday morning in New York following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 45.
Rose joined CNN in 1998 after 16 years as an award-winning correspondent at ABC News. Over the course of his career, Rose covered hot spots including the Philippines, the invasion of Panama and the Gulf War.
Rose was also regarded as a fine writer with a talent for humor, continually put to use in his newsmagazine reports on entertainment and popular culture.
Richard Kaplan, president of CNN/U.S. and a longtime colleague of Rose, said, “I know that I speak not only for Judd’s CNN extended family of journalists, but also for those throughout our profession when I say that Judd Rose will forever be remembered as a gifted journalist, brilliant writer and trusted colleague, who possessed that rare combination of intensity, wit and compassion — qualities that he not only brought to his work day in and day out, but qualities that truly defined Judd the person.”
Before joining CNN, Rose was a correspondent for ABC News Primetime Live for nine years. In addition, he contributed reports to “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight” and “Turning Point.” In 1996, he and Sam Donaldson co-anchored a Primetime Live special edition on cancer.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah Strum, and their 19 month-old twins.