Monday, August 13, 2012

Statement by President/CEO Mike Woolfolk on the Death of Ted Holtzclaw

Ted Holtzclaw
Photo by: Marc Willis
I am deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing this morning of Ted Holtzclaw.  Ted was a dedicated broadcast news manager and strong supporter of the National Association of Black Journalists Multi-Media Short Course at North Carolina A&T State University for many years.

Ted was a fabulous mentor, not only to those interested in video journalism and other news operations support staff positions, but to anyone seeking his advice, training and help.  When I served as NABJ Vice President-Broadcast with oversight of the A&T Short Course, I greatly valued Ted's assistance and participation which continued through the most recent program held this past March.  He made a lasting impression on the careers of many young and veteran journalists, alike.

I extend my heartfelt condolences to his family and pray that God will grant them strength during their time of bereavement and beyond.


Ted Holtzclaw was the News Operations Manager at WABC-TV in New York City.  Prior to joining WABC, Holtzclaw worked at WTVD-TV in Raleigh-Durahm, North Carolina.  He died suddenly on Monday, August 13, 2012.