NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 06: Ruschell Boone attends the “Eclipsed” Broadway Opening Night After Party at Gotham Hall on March 6, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
New York City has lost a member of its news family. Ruschell Boone, a reporter and lead anchor for NY1, died of pancreatic cancer at 48.
The unfortunate news was announced on Tuesday, Sept. 5, with NY1issuing a press release honoring her life and service to documenting the city’s stories.
The Emmy-Award-winning journalist immigrated to the U.S., moving to the Bronx from her homeland of Jamaica at 11. Of her many accolades, she received honors from the New York Association of Black Journalists and the New York Press Club Award for her high achievement in journalism.
Just like the stories that inspired her, her determination to keep fighting led her to return to her anchor position, with all in support in her journey. NYC Mayor Eric Adams, her first interviewee after returning from leave, offered words of support as her condition worsened.
“Your city is unquestionable in your corner, my friend,” shared Adams.
Ruschell is a fighter. Anyone she’s covered as a reporter knows that firsthand.
Your city is unquestionably in your corner, my friend. https://t.co/GgAL4nolr1
Although she lost her battle with cancer, her impact on her community and the health awareness she raised will be a part of her long-lasting legacy.
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Source: Black Enterprise