Katie Spikes was longtime 60 Minutes and CBS News producer has died at the age of 53, she lost her five-year battle with cancer. Following the news of Katie Spikes’s death, tributes began pouring in online for the producer, with fans offering condolences to friends and family. The cause of his death has not yet been revealed. Her death news was confirmed by special correspondent James Brown during Thursday’s broadcast of CBS Evening News “Katie Spikes was a talented producer, a beloved colleague, mentor, and friend,” said Brown, 72. “She was survived by her loving husband Donald [Furrer], her two sons 16-year-old James [and] 12-year-old Owen, and a stepson, 27-year-old Brandon.”
Who was Katie Spikes?
Oct. 26, 1969
53 years old
Katie Spikes was a longtime 60 Minutes and CBS News producer. She was 60 Minutes’ senior story editor, handling many of the big-name including former President Barack Obama. She also served at CBS for the last three decades. She experienced many career highs at CBS, having helmed a leading role in the network’s coverage of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
The executive producer Bill Owens said, “Katie was such an important force on the ninth floor [home of 60 Minutes] that it is hard to put into words.” He added “She was the relentless positive energy that everyone sought out. Smart, funny, hardworking, and a genius friend and mentor,” he continued. “I valued Katie’s opinion because she wasn’t afraid to take the other side of an argument and always had impeccable taste.”
How old was Katie Spikes?
Katie Spikes was born on Oct. 26, 1969, in NY, she was 53 years old at the time of her death. Talking about her parents and siblings, we do not have much information regarding them. However, we will try to fetch their information very soon.
Who was Katie Spikes’s Husband?
Katie Spikes was married to financier Donald Furrer in 2006, the duo shared two sons James and Owen. However, not many details about how and when the couple met, we will keep you updated very soon.
What was Katie Spikes’s Net Worth?
The estimated Net Worth of Katie Spikes is around $500K USD.
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