A longtime NBC News correspondent and anchor has died. Citing the network, TVNewser reports that John Palmer died after a "short, sudden illness." He was 77.
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Lester Holt said Palmer was a "dear colleague and friend," whom "many of you welcomed into your living rooms for a good many years. … ’Been there, done that’ only begins to describe John’s career. There was no one better in the trenches, and as a colleague, no one more liked.”
Palmer worked as a foreign correspondent for NBC News, then started covering the White House in 1979 and went on to cover five presidents. In 1982 he joined "Today," where he was a news anchor with hosts Jane Pauley and Bryant Gumbel. He left NBC News in 1990, and rejoined four years later.