Nina Kapur, 26, a budding Indian-American journalist with CBS2, died at Bellevue Hospital, New York July 18, 2020, following a moped accident, CBS2 announced July 19 night.
“We are heartbroken here at CBS2 as a member of our news family has passed away,” the station said in a statement, adding, “Reporter Nina Kapur joined the team in June 2019 and was known for her contagious smile and love for storytelling.”
There were no details about the circumstances of the accident.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Nina’s family. She will be missed,” the television station said.
Her last entry on Twitter was on July 14, 2020, with a chirpy, “Good morning, New York City! Grab your face covering and make it a great day.”
She had been back the day before from a well-earned 5-day trip to Denver from which “I’m feeling refreshed and ready to get back to work!” she tweeted.
Alas, her days were numbered.
On her Facebook page, Kapur’s last entry was on June 26, 2020 at 6:27 pm, saying “We made it through another week! TGIF,” accompanied by celebratory emojis.
A 2016 graduate of Syracuse University’ S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication and Whitman School of Management, Kapur had a degree in broadcast and digital journalism.
According to her LinkedIn profile, she went on to work at KWES-TV, New Hampshire, as a freelance primary reporter for just a month before WDVM TV as a Multimedia journalist and weekend anchor, for close to two years.
She moved on to become a reporter and multimedia journalist with News 12 Connecticut for a year and 8 months, before joining CBS New York in June 2019.
A native of Newtown, PA, Kapur was in the thick of reporting on the coronavirus and Black Lives Matter in New York City, initially from home as COVID-19 spread around New York state, and later on site from various locations.