A grey day. Our friend John Slattery has passed. We go on with warm memories and tears.At the age of 63, veteran CBS 2 News reporter John Slattery died suddenly in his Westchester home this morning. The station reported that he had battled heart problems.
— Lou Young (@LouYoungNY) September 25, 2014
Slattery was just short of marking 30 years at the station, having joined WCBS-TV in October 1984. He had previously spent five years at WABC-TV and earlier at WCAU in Philadelphia.
At noon, Chris Wragge and Mary Calvi reported the sad news:
Maurice DuBois and Kristine Johnson tossed to Dana Tyler to look back at Slattery's career on CBS 2 News at 5:00:
At 6:00, Dick Brennan reported the story and spoke with former colleagues Jim Ryan and Tony Guida: