Bernard Shaw, First Chief Anchor At CNN, Dead At 82

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Former CNN anchor Bernard Shaw has died, per CNN. He was 82.

On Thursday (September 8), Shaw’s family confirmed that the long-time anchor had died Wednesday (September 7) of pneumonia unrelated to Covid-19.

Funeral services for the Shaw will only include family and invited guests only. A public memorial service will follow at a later date, per the family.

“In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Bernard Shaw Scholarship Fund at the University of Chicago,” a statement from the family reads. “The Shaw family requests complete privacy at this time.”

Shaw worked with the network for more than 20 years from the time of its launch on June 1, 1980. He was CNN’s first chief anchor.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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