Former CBS anchor Robert Hanrahan has died at the age of 60.
He retired last year to focus on his health after suffering cardiac arrest in the summer of 2020.
Mr. Hanrahan . drove CBS4 news broadcasts in Miami At 5, 6 and 11 pm in 2003 along with Maggie Rodriguez until he moved to the CBS branch in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where he worked as a broadcaster for more than a decade.
Mr. Hanrahan and the CBS4 team won the Edward R. Morrow National Award for their coverage of the 2006 shooting at Miami International Airport.
CBS21 Harrisburg announced the death of Mr. Hanrahan on Monday night. They said he died over the weekend, but the cause of death has not been announced.
Mr. Hanrahan is survived by his wife, Stacey – the couple met at CBS Miami – and their son and daughter.
After a near-death experience in the summer of 2020, Mr. Hanrahan retired last year. Tell PennLive that cardiac arrest was “the most profound and enlightening experience I have ever had”.
Kyle Rogers worked with Mr. Hanrahan at CBS21. “Tough news to hear as we mourn the loss [of] Rob. We spent several nights on @CBS21NEWS working on transcripts and stories.” “He was one of the best in the business. Rob made me better, guided me all the way and cheered me up. Sending love to Stacy, the kids and family.”
Meteorologist Ed Russo tweeted that “It was a very sad day at CBS 21. Rob was a wonderful friend and colleague and an inspiration to the community.”
ABC27 tweets that Mr Hanrahan has been a “decade rival, friend, and one-time co-worker with some of abc27’s longest-serving employees”.
ABC27 acnhor Alicia Richards tweeted that “a huge loss for Central Pennsylvania. My heart goes out to Rob Hanrahan’s family and his work family. On every occasion we crossed paths he amazed me he’s a journalist and gentleman. I’ll miss you Rob.”
Matt Maisel, Harrisburg’s Director of Communications wrote, “My heart aches in many ways right now. Rob was one of those guys out there aiming to earn their respect, but even better, I was fortunate to call a friend. He was a wonderful journalist and a better father and husband.”
ABC’s Tampa anchor James Tully added, “I’m still in shock, I’ve also been fortunate to have called him a friend and a mentor. Well Matt’s situation. It hurts a lot.”