Meet Veronica Tajera, wife of the late ABC’s executive producer Dax Tejera. After his untimely passing, friends, and family are reaching out to her and their two young daughters and paying their condolences.
This article helps you to learn about the woman who supported Dax through his career and gave him a beautiful family.
Meet Veronica Tajera, ABC News Executive Producer Dax Tajera
Veronica Tajera and her late husband Dax Tajera married on 3 August 2019 at the La Catedral de Santa Catalina de Alejandría in Cartagena, Colombia. They met each other first time in 2013 after a mutual friend and colleague introduced them in New York.
According to New York Times, The Rev. William George, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony. Dax announced their wedding via an IG post with a series of pictures from the day with a caption, “I love you “as big as the sky.””
The married couple celebrated their honeymoon in Bali, Indonesia.
On 30 November 2020, Veronica and Dax became parents to their first child Sofia Melffi Tejera. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces & 19 inches and was named so to honor her Great Grandmother. Then arrived their second daughter Ella Rose Tejera on 1 July 2022.
ABC News’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos’s executive producer Dax Tajera died on 23 December leaving behind his wife Veronica Tajera and their two daughters. Network president Kim Godwin confirmed in a memo to staff that the cause of his death was a heart attack that took his life.
“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,” Godwin wrote, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. “That same love was extended to his precious girls.”
“Our thoughts are with his wife, Veronica, the couple’s two young daughters, and the entire Tejera family,” she added. “On this Christmas Eve, hug your loved ones a little tighter. And please lean on each other.”
Several known personalities in the network paid tribute to the grieving family. “Such a heartbreaking day for all of us at @abcnews,” ABC News correspondent John Quiñones after his death. “Dax Tejera was not only the brightest – most compassionate – executive producer I’ve ever worked with, he was also a dear friend. On this Christmas Day, my thoughts are with his wife, Veronica, and his two baby daughters.”
Another Jim Avila, ABC News Senior National correspondent tweeted with a similar sentiment, “Dax was a groundbreaking ep. So important to ABC as if not first Latino, among the first to rise to executive producer level. I worked with him at fusion and ABC. Always supportive and damn good. I will miss him. And feel for his young family.”
Veronica Tajera Age
At the time of the death of her husband, Veronica Tajera is 33 years old. She was born in 1989.
What Is Veronica Tajera Maiden Name?
Veronica Tajera’s maiden name is Bautista. She is the daughter of Rocio Bautista and José C. Bautista of Howell, New Jersey. Her mom Rocio teaches English as a second language at Adelphia Elementary School in Howell. Her dad is a project manager for Salazar and Associates, a construction company in Union, New Jersey.
Dax was a son of Gloria G. Tejera and Richard E. Tejera of Miami. His mother, who is retired, was a trauma nurse at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Whereas, his father is a lawyer, focusing on family law, in private practice in Coral Gables, Florida.
Veronica Tajera Job
Veronica Tajera works in Washington as a former producer of “CNN Right Now With Brianna Keilar,” a daily show. She is a senior producer at Washington Post Live and The Washington Post. She started her job at Washington Post on 1 November 2022.
Veronica graduated from Pennsylvania State University.
Talking about her late husband’s career, Tejera had worked for MSNBC and ABC before joining the latter in 2017 as a senior producer stationed in Washington, D.C. He started working at This Week in early 2020, three years later and was ultimately nominated for two Emmys for his coverage of politics. A photo of him with President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden appeared in his final Instagram post, which was published the day before he passed away.
His LinkedIn bio read, “Award-winning, highly motivated journalist, producer, manager and showrunner skilled in live daily production, long-form, and special events; Latino & Millennial demographic expertise; passion for breaking news, politics, and newsmaking; proficiency in developing and growing non-linear platforms; commitment to team building, organizational excellence, and leadership; experienced with launches, talent recruitment/management and show piloting; track record in creating buzz and breaking through the noise.”
Dax is a Dartmouth College graduate with BA in History and Government.
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Where Is Veronica Tajera From?
Veronica Tajera is a native of Howell, New Jersey.
When Is Veronica Tajera Birthday?
According to her FB posts, Veronica Tajera celebrates her birthday on 24 July.