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Craig Windham, Veteran NPR Reporter, Dies at 66

Reporter died of a pulmonary embolism, brother says

Craig Windham, an NPR reporter of more than 20 years, died Sunday at age 66, the New York Times reports.

According to Windham’s brother Cris Windham, the radio personality, known for his top-of-the-hour newscasts, died of a pulmonary embolism.

Windham died in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he had been visiting his brother.

Windham joined NPR in 1995. In an interview with the Times, NPR Newscasts executive producer Robert Garcia characterized Windham’s newscasts as “gorgeous, beautifully layered audio.”

Windham, born in Washington in 1949, was a national correspondent for the Unistar/RKO radio networks and news director at Washington’s WASH-FM prior to joining NPR.

He’s survived by his brother, a niece and a nephew.