Dax Tejera’s wife has been arrested just hours after his death. The ABC News executive producer died on December 23 - wife Veronica Tejera has now been arrested on two charges of child endangerment. The married father of two passed away unexpectedly last Friday from a heart attack. Per bosses at ABC News, the death was "sudden".
Dax Tejera's Wife Arrested Hours After His Death
Booked On Two Charges
Veronica was booked on two counts of "acting in a manner injurious to a child", following her husband's fatal heart attack. The NYPD spokesperson reporting the case stated that police responded to an urgent 911 call at 11 p.m. the same evening of his death, reporting "unattended children" at 50 Vanderbilt Avenue in Manhattan, NYC. The property houses the Yale Club, which is a members-only hotel.
Kids Left Alone
Per the spokesperson a female aged 2 and a female aged only 5 months were left unattended inside the property and, specifically, in a hotel room - for an "extended period of time." While the identity of the two infants has not been revealed, they precisely match the ages of Veronica and Dax's two daughters. The Tejeras' residence is in Chevy Chase, MD.
'Heavy Heart' Goodbye
In a Christmas Eve memo and just days after Dax's death, ABC News President Kim Godwin stated, "It’s with a heavy heart and great sadness that we share that our friend and colleague, Dax Tejera passed away suddenly of a heart attack last night."
Kim continued, "As EP of This Week with George Stephanopoulos Dax’s energy, passion and love for that show, ABC News, and you, shined every Sunday morning. That same love was extended to his precious girls," adding that thoughts are now with Dax's two daughters.
Dax's passing was announced internally on the ABC News network on Christmas Eve by Kim Godwin.
Dax was best known as the main face of This Week. The presenter, producer, and social media influencer had been with ABC for five years prior to his passing. He also worked at Fusion Media Network and with Jorge Ramos for four years. He joined ABC in 2017, initially as a Senior Producer, then working his way up to Executive Producer.
Born in 1985 in Miami, FL, Dax had an estimated net worth of $1.5 million and graduated from both Dartmouth College and Columbia University - Graduate School of Journalism. He and his wife Veronica married on August 3, 2019. Fans are likely missing him hugely and sending his family all their thoughts.