Today - Today Show Anchor Lew Wood Dies
Former Today show presenter Lew Wood has died at the age of 84.
The broadcaster passed away from kidney failure at a hospice in Riverside County, California on Wednesday (21Aug13).
Starting out in journalism in 1952, Wood caught the attention of viewers by reporting on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas in 1963 for CBS News.
He went on to land a top job on America's iconic Today show, being hired as news anchor in 1975 and working alongside the programme's main host, Barbara Walters. He left his post after just one year and was replaced by Floyd Kalber.
Wood later moved on to public relations, before retiring in 2006.