Former ABC News correspondent John McWethy died Wednesday in a skiing accident at the Keystone Ski Resort in Colorado. McWethy, who was 61, retired from ABC News in 2003. He had lived in Boulder since last fall.
“As many of you know, Jack and his wife, Laurie, had recently moved to Boulder to be nearer the slopes and the links. So, he was doing something that he truly loved, but he deserved many more years doing it than he was given,” said ABC News President David Westin in a memo notifying staffers of their former colleague’s death. McWethy spent much of his career at ABC News as National Security Correspondent, covering the Pentagon. “None of us will forget his memorable reporting on September 11, 2001, when he had to evacuate the Pentagon and then continued to report live from the lawn nearby,” Westin noted.
According to the Denver Post, witnesses said McWethy was skiing fast and lost control, sliding chest first into a tree.