Inside Edition's Bob Read dies at the age of 60 of complications due to COVID-19

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Inside Edition's Bob Read dies at the age of 60 of complications due to COVID-19

Inside Edition's Bob Read dies at the age of 60 of complications due to COVID-19By Tracy Wright For Dailymail.com Published: 10:36 E

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Inside Edition’s Bob Read dies at the age of 60 of complications due to COVID-19

Inside Edition’s managing editor, Bob Read, died on Saturday following complications of COVID-19. He was 60.

Read had worked on coronavirus coverage for the popular show before receiving a positive diagnosis on Dec. 18.

The leading investigative producer was known for being ‘a mentor to so many of our staff’ having worked for Inside Edition for 30 years. 

Sad: Inside Edition's managing editor, Bob Read, died on Saturday following complications of COVID-19. He was 60.

Sad: Inside Edition’s managing editor, Bob Read, died on Saturday following complications of COVID-19. He was 60.

‘For 30 years, Bob has been a cherished member of the Inside Edition family,’ the company shared in a statement about his death. ‘He headed up the show’s award-winning investigative unit, and was the managing editor for overall news coverage. 

‘For months prior to his passing, he’d been focusing on covering the pandemic, but the story hit home when he was diagnosed with the virus on Dec. 18.’

The Long Island native began his journalism career at ABC News 20/20 and was responsible for producing news, features and investigative reports during eight years at the show.

Storied career The leading investigative producer was known for being 'a mentor to so many of our staff' having worked for Inside Edition for 30 years

Storied career The leading investigative producer was known for being ‘a mentor to so many of our staff’ having worked for Inside Edition for 30 years

'For 30 years, Bob has been a cherished member of the Inside Edition family,' the company shared in a statement about his death. 'He headed up the show's award-winning investigative unit, and was the managing editor for overall news coverage'

‘For 30 years, Bob has been a cherished member of the Inside Edition family,’ the company shared in a statement about his death. ‘He headed up the show’s award-winning investigative unit, and was the managing editor for overall news coverage’

Inside Edition added that Read was ‘a mentor to so many of our staff,’ and his ‘legacy will live on through the countless people whose careers he shaped.’

Read then produced investigative reports at Dateline NBC before working with Inside Edition. 

‘His passion, tireless energy, and grace under pressure inspired all of us to do our best work,’ the program said.

Read is survived by his wife of 36 years, Michele, and his two children, Tyler and Casey.   

His family has established the Robert B. Read Memorial Fund in his honor, which provides emergency financial assistance to families impacted by COVID-19.

His family has established the Robert B. Read Memorial Fund in his honor, which provides emergency financial assistance to families impacted by COVID-19.

His family has established the Robert B. Read Memorial Fund in his honor, which provides emergency financial assistance to families impacted by COVID-19.

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