Dax Tejera was the ABC News show’s executive producer who died at Friday night.
The executive producer of ABC’s ‘This Week,’ Dax Tejera died at the age of 37.
Dax Tejera, the executive producer of This Week with George Stephanopoulos, died abruptly following a heart attack on Friday. He was 37. ABC News President Kim Godwin revealed his death in a note to staffers, some of which are copied here.
It’s with a heavy heart and great sadness that we share that our friend and colleague, Dax Tejera passed away suddenly of a heart attack last night.
As EP of This Week with George Stephanopoulos Dax’s energy, passion and love for that show, ABC News, and you, shined every Sunday morning.
That same love was extended to his precious girls. Our thoughts are with his wife, Veronica, the couple’s two young daughters, and the entire Tejera family.
Dax Tejera was named executive producer of “This Week” at the age of 35, only weeks before the Covid-19 outbreak began. The broadcast soon rose to the top of the Adults 25-54 ratings.
In 2017, he joined ABC News’ Washington Bureau as a senior producer, where he produced remote-anchored programs from throughout the nation, as well as specials from the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore and the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki.
Prior to becoming executive producer of the Sunday program, Tejera oversaw newsmaking interviews and covered big breaking news, including the Covid epidemic, the 2020 presidential election, and the January 6th Capitol riot. Tejera worked on a number of ABC News broadcasts and online special events.
In September 2021, he co-executive produced Corazón de América – Celebrating Hispanic Culture, an ABC primetime spectacular honoring the accomplishments and achievements of more than 60 million Americans of Latino and Hispanic descent.
He also worked as the executive producer for primetime streaming election specials building up to the 2018 midterm elections, as well as launching series to extend ABC News’ streaming content, including as “The Briefing Room,” an analysis show focusing on the White House press briefing room. Prior to joining ABC News, Tejera was the executive producer of “America with Jorge Ramos” and co-produced “Hate Rising,” a documentary film on the emergence of white supremacists and the alt-right, with HBO.
How old is Dax Tejera? His Socials
Dax Tejera is 37 years old at the time of his passing. He holds an American Citizen and he belongs to the white ethnicity.
Who is Dax Tejera Wife? Family and Kids
Veronica Rocio Bautista and Dax Tejera were married on August 3 at Cartagena’s La Catedral of Santa Catalina de Alejandra. The wedding was officiated by Rev.
William George, a Roman Catholic priest. The pair met in New York in 2013 via a mutual friend and colleague.