Former CBS News VP Lane Venardos died Friday after suffering a heart attack in his home in Maui, Hawaii. He was 67. Venardos spent 30 years at CBS, including stints as executive producer of the CBS Evening News and as VP for hard news. Venardos, who earned 13 News Emmys, produced most of CBS News’ live coverage of the Persian Gulf War, as well as the coverage of political campaigns from 1986 through 1998. He retired from the network in 2000.
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