‘Today’ Show Veteran of More Than 20 Years Was Killed in New York Train Derailment on Sunday

Dec 2, 2013  •  Post A Comment

The "Today [Show] lost a member of its family this weekend," reports Today.com.

The story continues, "One of the victims of the tragic train derailment in the Bronx was Jim Lovell, 58, an audio technician who frequently worked on ‘Today’ and other NBC programs. Lovell was on his way to work to do a setup for the Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting special when the train derailed."

That article adds, "Executive producer Don Nash shared the news in a note to the staff:

Jim worked on TODAY for over 20 years. He was not only a skilled technician but also one of the nicest guys you ever met. You may have seen him working at many of our outdoor concerts. He always had a smile on his face and was quick to share a friendly greeting.

Jim is survived by his wife, Nancy Montgomery, three sons, Hudson, Jack and Finn, and a daughter, Brooke. On behalf of all of us who had the pleasure of working with Jim, our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to all of them."

According to Riverdale Press in the Bronx,  "Four people were killed and 63 more were injured Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, when an inbound Metro North train derailed just north of the Spuyten Duyvil train station on the banks of the Harlem River, according to Edward Kilduff, Chief of the Fire Department of New York."

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