Ruschell Boone, an award-winning reporter and anchor for New York City TV station NY1, has died. Boone passed away Sunday evening following a battle with pancreatic cancer, NY1 confirmed Tuesday, remembering her as “a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a journalist, a Jamaican-American, a true New Yorker.” Boone was 48.
“She was a dedicated and principled journalist to the very end. In her last week with us, she was still working on ideas for her show and sharing thoughts for making NY1 a continued beacon of truth for New Yorkers,” an internal email shared with the New York Post read. “Ruschell recently shared that every day we spend with our loved ones is a victory. Ruschell made every moment feel victorious and every day feel special. We’re heartbroken we won’t get to have more days with her.”
Ruschell Boone was a fighter.
She took on her battle with cancer with strength, and grace, while never losing focus as …