Journalist Craig Windham, known to National Public Radio listeners as an anchor and reporter at the network’s news division for 20 years, died Sunday in Winston-Salem, North Carolina following a pulmonary embolism. He was 66. NPR announced his death.
Born in Washington, D.C. in 1949 and raised in Maryland, Windham was a graduate of the College of William and Mary and went earned a Ph.D. in counseling from George Washington University. He was a licensed clinical counselor and worked with adolescents.
As a journalist, Windham was at one time a national correspondent for the Unistar/RKO radio networks, as well as a news director at WASH-FM in Washington, D.C. He joined NPR in 1995 where at various times he was the anchor of NPR’s weekday morning newscast, and anchor of NPR’s weekend afternoon newscast. He frequently appeared on “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”
Over his career he reported on politics, natural disasters and the first Gulf War. He was also the author of a biography about deceased Boston Celtics player Reggie Lewis.
He is survived by his brother, his niece and nephew, and his grandnephews and grandnieces.