Award-winning ESPN sports producer dies of breast cancer

Leah SiegelAn award-winning sports television producer in Dallas for ESPN Leah Siegel succumbed to breast cancer at a hospital in Dallas on July 26.

Siegel was 43 and is survived by her second husband Eric Loehr, their three kids Teagan Loehr, Wyatt Loehr and Oliver Loehr, her mothet and her brother.

Being former Washington Post reporter Myra MacPherson and the late Washington-based sports columnist Morris Siegel's daughter, she always wanted to be into writing and this took her to working in the press box at Washington's Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium during Redskins games.

While doing this she used to pass out game statistics to reporters which included Post sports columnist Shirley Povich, her godfather.

At the Washington NBC affiliate WRC (Channel 4), Siegel began her career covering local news and this was in 1989. After this she took over as the sports reporter at the NBC affiliate in Charlotte and in 1996 in Dallas she joined ESPN.

In 1984 she did her graduation from the private Maret School after which in 1989 from the University of Maryland she received a bachelor's degree in education.