Dallas-Based ESPN Producer Leah Siegel Dies At 43

July 27th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by GD  

By Madhuri Dey
leignJuly 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Three-time Emmy award-winning Dallas sports television producer of ESPN, Leah Siegel died of breast cancer on Monday at a Dallas hospital. The 43-year-old is survived by her three children and husband Eric Loehr. The news of the death of the Dallas-based ESPN producer was confirmed by her husband who announced the news on the official blog post of Leah Siegel.

On the official blog post, Eric Loehr thanked all those people who have remained by the side of the family for the last couple of years. Eric Loehr said that the family had received amazing support during its time of crisis. He went on to say that Leah Siegel during her lifetime had influenced and enriched the lives of many people and added at the same that her own life was enriched by the experiences equally. As per the blog post, the family will organize two services in remembrance of the deceased ESPN producer. Apart from the Friday traditional service, the family will go for another service in the memory of the deceased in September. ESPN, with which Leah Siegel was associated for long, on Monday dedicated its “SportsCenter” broadcast to her.

Leah Siegel the daughter of late Washington-based sports columnist Morris Siegel and former Washington Post reporter Myra MacPherson was one of the first women to become a full-time producer for ESPN. She used to cover the news of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown and the Dallas Cowboys. However, her life was cut short by the breast cancer of which she was diagnosed back in 2008.

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