Beloved Inside Edition Producer Bob Read Was a Mentor and Friend
If there was a story on Inside Edition that made headlines, it had Bob Read's fingerprints all over it. For 30 years, Bob has been a cherished member of the Inside Edition family. He headed up the show's award-winning investigative unit, and was a friend and mentor to his colleagues. For months he'd been leading coverage of the pandemic, but the story hit home when he was diagnosed with the virus on Dec. 18. Tragically, Bob's fight with the virus came to an end this weekend. He will be missed dearly by his family, colleagues and friends
Everyday we see devastating COVID-19 statistics, but behind the numbers are real people. Now it's hit close to home, as Inside Edition producer Charlie McLravy and his wife Lindsey found themselves battling the virus. They shot a video diary of their struggles. At first the couple thought they'd get by OK. But three days later, Charlie said the full impact of the virus caught up to him. Then, an unexpected turn for the worse. Charlie was rushed to the emergency room with an elevated heart rate. Inside Edition's most popular stories of 2020 were not about the pandemic, politics, racial justice, or climate change. Our most-viewed stories this year were about possible crimes interrupted. In January, we brought you the story of a 10-year-old who yelled and threw rocks at a car that was trying to accost him. And in February, we shared the story of two newlywed police officers who stopped a robbery in progress while they were out to dinner. Mike Florio and Chris Simms analyze Taylor Heinicke's chances of sticking with the Washington Football Team and the likelihood of Mitchell Trubisky returning to the Chicago Bears next season. HuffPost politics reporter Igor Bobic was inside the U.S. Capitol when it was stormed by pro-Trump protesters Wednesday afternoon. He filmed a single Capitol Police officer attempting to hold them back as they pushed into the building. Bobic spoke to "Red and Blue" host Elaine Quijano about what he saw.