Former CNN presenter Bernard Shaw has died. The presenter was one of the most famous presenters of the international news channel CNN for twenty years. Shaw passed away on Wednesday at the age of 82, CNN reported on Thursday. He died from the effects of pneumonia.

“Even after he left CNN, Bernie remained a close member of our CNN family”

“Bernie was a CNN figurehead and our man in Washington when we launched the station on June 1, 1980. For the next 20 years, he was an anchor for the station,” CNN boss Chris Licht said in a statement. death of the esteemed newscaster.

Bernard Shaw’s career covered, among other things, the First Gulf War in 1991. One of the first broadcasts he presented for the news channel was about the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan in 1981.

Even after his retirement in 2001, he remained involved with the station, says Licht. “Even after he left CNN, Bernie remained a close member of our CNN family, providing our viewers with context about historical events last year. Our condolences from all of us at CNN go out to his wife Linda and his children.”