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Remembering Diane Ronnau as ‘fearless’ CBS producer passes away

Longtime CBS News producer Diane Ronnau has passed away after a 15-year battle with pancreatic cancer. CBS announced the devastating news of Diane’s passing on…

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Longtime CBS News producer Diane Ronnau has passed away after a 15-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

CBS announced the devastating news of Diane’s passing on Saturday (July 23) who had produced and worked on a series of news programs for the network.

Many of her friends and colleagues have paid their respects and shared their fond memories of the veteran news producer.

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Diane Ronnau, who spent more than three decades as a producer for CBS News, has died. https://t.co/Eio9mFl5ox— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 24, 2022

Diane Ronnau has passed away

Diane Ronnau has sadly passed away after battling cancer for 15 years. She was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer.

The veteran CBS News producer was diagnosed back in 2006, an illness that has a 10% survival rate.

Diane had been with the network for more than 30 years, having worked on 48 Hours, CBS Sunday Morning and the CBS Morning show.

She had spent the last 20 years on CBS Evening News where she produced stories about politics, breakthroughs in medical and scientific innovation, and legal stories.

Diane was also involved in producing a recent CBS News’ primetime special about the Derek Chauvin trial.

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Diane opened up about her health

In a 2007 interview with Sandra Hughes on the CBS News program Eye To Eye, Diane opened up about her condition and said that she was determined to fight the illness.

“The truth is sometimes you do things because you have to do them,” Diane said. “I am sick but I also have responsibilities. I have a family, I have work, I have to do those things.

“As much as I was extremely worried by being sick, I also wanted to participate in the rest of my life that I am very attached to.”

She added: “I chose not to be identified by cancer. I chose not to be identified by cancer.”

Tributes paid to CBS producer

Tributes have poured in for Diane after the devastating news of her death.

Talk show host Andy Cohen paid a touching tribute on Instagram and wrote: “As is fitting a CBS News producer, she literally knew about everything. I’m full of great, joyful memories of her.

“Even before summoning the courage to fight this disease for two decades, she was the most adventurous, fearless person you’d meet.”

CBS News national correspondent Lee Cowan said: “I’ve never met anyone who pushed through adversity with such humor and grace. She taught us all not only about journalism, but how to live. She’s one of a kind.”

Julie Cohen shared a touching poem to Diane and wrote in a Twitter post: “Everything is beautiful and I am so sad. RIP to the luminous Diane Ronnau.”

CBS Evening News executive producer Adam Verdugo said: “Diane was a fighter — a no-nonsense journalist with an unmatched perseverance and wit. I was always struck by her indefatigable spirit.”

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