Very sad news on this Friday afternoon.
Meet The Press host, and Washington bureau chief of NBC, Tim Russert, has died of a coronary embolism at age 58, Tom Brokaw announced during an NBC news bulletin today.
"It is my sad duty to report this afternoon that my friend and colleague Tim Russert ... collapsed and died while at work in the NBC news bureau in Washington, D.C.," the anchorman announced. "This news division will not be the same without his strong, clear voice."
Tim has been a fixture on Meet the Press since 1991. In 2005, the husband and father won an Emmy for covering the funeral of President Ronald Reagan.
Our thoughts are with his family.