The sickness an NBC reporter from Illinois caught while on vacation in Florida with her husband and two small boys ultimately proved fatal. Unfortunately, she passed just a few days after being transported to the hospital.
Lesley Swick Van Ness, a newscaster for Gray Television, was found dead on Monday in Naples, Florida. The company known as Gray Television is the owner of Gray Television.
Tom and Neat Brower, after viewing their daughter’s online obituary, remarked, “In a small town, she was famous.”
“It is with a very heavy heart that we share some devastating news with you,” Jennifer Dale, vice president of recruitment at Gray Television, said in a note that ran in the Muddy River News.
Lesley Van Ness is a fantastic addition to the Gray family. She recently passed away.
According to Dale, “Lesley was on vacation with her lovely family in Florida last Thursday when she got sick and had to be taken to the hospital.”
Someone said, “Lesley and her husband Tom have two adorable young boys.”
Pray for them, please. We promise to keep you updated as news emerges.
Many of Van Ness’s former employees recalled him as being extremely competitive in the workplace.
WGEM-TV’s former reporter Matt Schmidt said, “She had a strong personality.”
She may find herself in charge if she entered the press room at this moment. She simply exuded confidence and strength.
Schmidt reflected, “It was a great experience to work at the news desk.”
Brian Inman, a reporter for WGEM-TV, praised her for “doing the dirty work” and “working the extra hour” to fix a problem that might have had serious repercussions for the community.
In 2003, Van Ness began his career in the media as a reporter for WGEM-TV, an NBC affiliate in Quincy, Illinois. On her LinkedIn page, she claims to have worked there for three years.
She switched gears professionally in 2006 and is currently a weekend news anchor.
After working there for two years, she took command of the late-night newscasts.
Business was where Van Ness next found himself after that. She was able to land a position as a talent scouting expert at Quincy Media in 2016.
According to their LinkedIn profiles, “Family priorities changed, and I jumped at the chance to become Quincy Media’s first corporate recruiter from 2016 through 202.”
A regional television network consisting of 113 stations was formed in 2021 when Gray Television and Quincy Media united.
There will be a funeral service for Van Ness at Quincy’s St. John’s Anglican Parish on Monday at 10 a.m.
And they remarked something to the effect of, “When I think of Leslie, I remember a beautiful child swimming in the Hamilton swimming pool,” which Tom and Neat Brower found endearing.
People who used her services praised her “honesty” and said she “did her job with integrity.”
Lesley will always be in our hearts and minds.