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CBS reporter Nina Kapur, 26, killed in Manhattan moped accident

CBS New York reporter, 26, is killed in a moped accident in Manhattan

  • Nina Kapur, 26, was injured in a moped crash on Saturday, according to CBS2 
  • She was transported to Bellevue Hospital, where she later died
  • Many Kapur’s colleagues share their heartbreak at the news on social media 
  • They described the Pennsylvania native and Syracuse graduate as ‘a shining light’ and ‘one of the best’ 

An on-air reporter for CBS New York has been killed in a moped accident in Manhattan over the weekend. 

Nina Kapur, 26, was injured in a crash on Saturday and taken to Bellevue Hospital, where she later died.  

CBS2 shared the tragic news on Sunday but did not provide additional details about the incident. 

‘We are heartbroken here at CBS2 as a member of our news family has passed away,’ the outlet said in a statement. ‘Our thoughts and prayers are with Nina’s family. She will be missed.’  

CBS New York reporter Nina Kapur, 26, (pictured) died after she was involved in a moped accident in Manhattan on Saturday 

CBS2 shared the tragic news on Sunday but did not provide additional details about the incident. 'We are heartbroken here at CBS2 as a member of our news family has passed away,' the outlet said. 'Our thoughts and prayers are with Nina's family. She will be missed'

CBS2 shared the tragic news on Sunday but did not provide additional details about the incident. ‘We are heartbroken here at CBS2 as a member of our news family has passed away,’ the outlet said. ‘Our thoughts and prayers are with Nina’s family. She will be missed’

Less than a week before her death Kapur had tweeted at Revel, a scooter-sharing service in New York City, and said that she had been trying to contact its customer support center without success. 

It’s unclear whether Kapur was riding a Revel scooter at the time of the accident. DailyMail.com has reached out to the company for comment. 

Last week it was revealed that Revel had suspended more than 1,000 users in the last month for violating its rules by driving recklessly in the city.  

Kapur, a Pennsylvania native, graduated from Syracuse University in 2016 and joined CBS2 in June 2019, where she was ‘known for her contagious smile and love for storytelling’, the outlet said. 

Several of her colleagues and classmates from Syracuse have paid tribute to her on social media following her death. 

Fellow reporter John Dias posted a photo of the pair together on Twitter, writing:  ‘Finding it hard to report today, but pulling myself together because I know @ninakapur1 wouldn’t want me to fall apart. 

‘She was a true angel on earth, and now she is a real one in heaven. Love you, Nina! RIP. @CBSNewYork and the world lost one of its best.’

Kapur, a Pennsylvania native, graduated from Syracuse University in 2016 and joined CBS2 in June 2019, where she was 'known for her contagious smile and love for storytelling', the outlet said. Kapur is seen reporting from the Bronx River in an Instagram photo posted last fall

 Kapur, a Pennsylvania native, graduated from Syracuse University in 2016 and joined CBS2 in June 2019, where she was ‘known for her contagious smile and love for storytelling’, the outlet said. Kapur is seen reporting from the Bronx River in an Instagram photo posted last fall

Like many in the journalism industry, Kapur began working from home when the coronavirus pandemic struck in March. She shared this photo of herself in her at-home studio set-up

Like many in the journalism industry, Kapur began working from home when the coronavirus pandemic struck in March. She shared this photo of herself in her at-home studio set-up

Anchor Christopher Wragge tweeted: ‘Our hearts are broken. @CBSNewYork  @ninakapur1 we will miss your smile, your warmth, your presence. Rest In Peace young lady.’

Syracuse classmate Jane Hong shared a Twitter clip of Kapur smiling as a woman walked into a live shot she was recording for News 12 in Norwalk, Connecticut, where she worked prior to joining CBS2.  

‘This is the nina kapur i met in college: excellent at what she did while wearing a big smile on her face,’ Hong wrote in the caption.  

‘I remember telling her i couldn’t wait to watch her on national news one day… she deserved more. praying for her family and loved ones.’

Journalist Zach Parnes, who worked with Kapur at WDVM in Maryland right after she graduated college, called her a ‘shining light’.

‘She made countless sacrifices to make it to New York. Her work won’t be forgotten,’ Parnes wrote. 

Several of Kapur's colleagues have paid tribute to her on social media following her death. Fellow reporter John Dias posted a photo of the pair together on Twitter (pictured)

Several of Kapur’s colleagues have paid tribute to her on social media following her death. Fellow reporter John Dias posted a photo of the pair together on Twitter (pictured)

CBS2 anchor Christopher Wragge also shared his heartbreak at the news on Twitter

CBS2 anchor Christopher Wragge also shared his heartbreak at the news on Twitter

Journalist Zach Parnes, who worked with Kapur at WDVM in Maryland right after she graduated college, called her a 'shining light'

Journalist Zach Parnes, who worked with Kapur at WDVM in Maryland right after she graduated college, called her a ‘shining light’



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