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NBC4 Washington Anchor ‘Wendy Rieger’ Dies from Cancer at 65

The prominent NBC4 Washington anchor ‘Wendy Rieger’ loved by everyone died at the age of 65. While she died, the journalist was holding her husband’s hand.

It will come as a surprise to learn that she actually played her part and was consistent for nearly 30 years. She was the news channel’s bright spot, and her humor was always up to something fresh.

Wendy conveyed the news with honesty, love, and competence, and she will be greatly missed. Prior to her involvement on television, she rose to prominence as a burgeoning radio personality due to her voice and writing style.

Wendy was particularly well-known for her coverage of hurricanes, saying during one broadcast, “Note to self: waterproof mascara.” The personality was endearing.

NBC4 Washington Anchor ‘Wendy Rieger’ Died Battling Cancer

Everyone’s shocked and grieving Wendy’s demise. Wendy Rieger, co-anchored the popular 5 p.m. newscast on Washington’s NBC station WRC-TV (Channel 4). Wendy was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, a type of cancer last summer.

She underwent surgery and treatment before retiring in December with the intention of savoring the rest of her life and beginning a new phase.

Her cancer returned with a force a few weeks ago. She died on Saturday morning in a Montgomery County hospice facility.

She wrote something in a note to the newsroom, which the staff shared.

“As you know, I have lived my life big and loud. It is my nature. And I’ve had a blast. But a stillness has come over me that is profound and potent. I didn’t know I could be this quiet. Life is not always a test. It is teaching. I must learn this lesson with grace. And I will.”

NBC4 Team Published A Heart Touching Statement On Wendy Rieger’s Death

You will be surprised to know that Wendy started her career when she was just 6. The NBC4 team issued the following statement in support of the anchor.

The team added that for more than 30 years, NBC4 Washington audiences profited from her distinct style, which combined comedy, knowledge, and empathy, and that they all are wiser for knowing her.

“We lost our smart, vibrant, wonderful Wendy Rieger today.

Wendy loved life as much as it loved her. She had so many passions and lived life sharing them with everyone she could. For more than 30 years, NBC4 Washington viewers benefited from her unique style that blended humor, intelligence, and compassion, and we are all better at knowing her.

Wendy was diagnosed with brain cancer almost a year ago. She had surgery and treatment, then retired in December with an intent to savor the rest of her life and start a new chapter.

Her cancer returned aggressively several weeks ago, and she died this morning, holding the hand of her husband, Dan.

We send our love to Dan, who was a colleague of ours for decades, and to her brothers, nieces and nephews, and many, many friends.”

Tributes Paid To Wendy Rieger On Twitter

Wendy was well-known. Her Going Green segments were prominent on their newscasts for numerous years.

She also received three Emmy nominations for a special report she made on a home video in Vietnam 20 years after the conflict. And now everyone is paying tribute to the kindest person on social media.

She will never leave any of us.

Everyone’s sad.

Completely shattered.

She will be remembered.

We send Wendy’s family our condolences. She will always be an iconic personality for all of us. She left the world, but she never left us.

Ayman Bhorania
A Writer By Heart. Ayman Is Captivated By Movies & Shows, And She's Writing It Here. If She's Not Writing, You Will Find Her Watching Shows, Or Probably Playing Games!


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