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August 23, 2013

Lew Wood, Former Today Show Anchor Dies at 84

Following his brief tenure with Today, Wood went on to work in public relations for many years.

Lew Wood, a former news anchor for NBC’s Today show, died August 21, 2013, in Riverside, California. He was 84. According to news reports, the cause was kidney failure. Wood, who began his career in the early days of television, was Today's third news anchor, replacing Frank Blair in 1975. He left the show after one year and entered public relations, where he worked until his retirement in 2006. Prior to Today, Wood was an anchor for WNBC-TV in New York and worked for CBS as a correspondent. In this role he covered included the civil rights movement in the 1960s, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and accompanied Martin Luther King Jr. on a march. Read more about Wood's life and work at: New York Times

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