NEWS anchor Robb Hanrahan has died at the age of 60 – years after suffering a heart attack that forced him to retire.
The journalist was best known for his work on Pennsylvania channel CBS 21.
Who was Robb Hanrahan?
Born Robert John Hanrahan on April 11, 1962, Robb was an American television journalist who previously worked as a newscaster for WHP-TV, the CBS affiliate in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
He was known for hosting the politics show Face the Nation
The presenter had a more than three-decade career in journalism and joined CBS 21 in 2010.
During his career Robb was also a local journalist in New York and reported on 9/11.
How did Robb Hanrahan die?
on July 3, 2022, but his cause of death remains unknown.
He retired from the CBS network in 2021 – months after having a major heart attack.
He suffered a cardiac arrest in June 2020 and later described it as the “most profound, enlightening experience” that he’s had.
He toldthat there were five doctors standing around him when he arrested the first time.
He said: “I literally was talking to Stacey (his wife) on the phone, and they were watching and chuckling, because I was joking with her about [how] they couldn’t find what was wrong with me.
“And all of a sudden, I felt that pain start back.”
Hanrahan told Stacey that he had to put the phone down and then he went into arrest.
Tributes have been paid to Hanrahan as news of his death emerged.
Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania John Fetterman said: “I am profoundly saddened for Robb’s passing. I’m so grateful to have known him.
“His heart attack two years ago hit me hard, rooted for him hard- was beyond elated with his recovery. Both our boys started kindergarten their (sic) same time.
“Robb said ‘near death experience was ‘the most profound, enlightening experience I’ve ever had.
“My own recent episode makes me feel his words deeply and strongly concur with my own experience.”
Fetterman suffered a stroke in May 2022 and told CBS that he “hadn’t taken his health seriously”.
Was Robb Hanrahan married?
Robb is survived by his wife Stacey.
She is a former meteorologist, who also once worked as an assistant news director at CBS 21.
The couple had a son and a daughter together.