Jim Hartz, the anchor who co-hosted Today Show Star with Barbara Walters in the 1970s, died on April 17th at 82. As per The Times report, the cause of death was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It refers to diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems.
This disease also includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. It makes breathing difficult for the patient. Learn further about Jim Hartz’s Death.
In July 1974, Jim beat Tom Brokaw and Tom Snyder and stepped in for fellow Oklahoman Frank McGee as co-host of Today in July 1974. Unfortunately, McGee died of bone cancer at the age of 52, where he spent three years on the job.
Who is Jim Hartz?
Jim Hartz was a respected newsman who worked as an anchor desk with Barbara Walter during the mid-1970s. He had a long career with NBC News and was Today for two years. Jim made an unforgettable impression during that time. He is known for his low timbre and laid-back style.
In 1964 Jim became the youngest correspondent hired by NBC News when he joined WNBC-TV at 24.
This famous Emmy winner also served as a visiting scholar at the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University. He was also longtime chairman of the Will Rogers Memorial Commission.
Jim tied his knot with his high school lover Norma Tandy in 1960. Unfortunately, she passed away in January, and they were blessed with three children. After that, he tied his knot with a social worker Alexandra Dickson and was blessed with two daughters named Jana Hartz Maher and Nancy Hartz cole.
He has six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Information about Jim Hartz’s Death
It came as a piece of surprising and sad news for the fans, and the information about Jim Hartz’s death was made public. He died due to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease at a hospital in Fairfax country, Virginia. Jim Hartz’s Death left us all in shock and devastation.
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