Wendy Rieger, longtime anchor for NBC4 in Washington, D.C., died April 16 from an aggressive brain cancer. She was 65.
On Saturday, the news station shared that Rieger had died at a hospice facility in Montgomery County after being diagnosed with glioblastoma, a type of cancer-causing tumor that grows rapidly in the brain, last year.
“We lost our smart, vibrant, wonderful Wendy Reiger today,” the statement read. “For more than 30 years, NBC4 Washington viewers benefited from her unique style that blended humor, intelligence and compassion, and we are all better for knowing her.”
“Wendy was diagnosed with brain cancer almost a year ago. She had surgery and treatment, then retired in December with an intent to savor the rest of her life and start a new chapter. Her cancer returned aggressively several weeks ago, and she died this morning, holding the hand of her husband, Dan.”