Nina Kapur, a 26-year-old reporter for CBS2 in New York, has died on Saturday at the age of 26 after a moped accident in New York City. The Syracuse University alum (Newhouse School of Public Communication) was severely injured and passed away at the Bellevue Hospital, the station has confirmed.
Kapur, a proud feminist, joined CBS2 in 2019 after working in Maryland (WDVM TV) and Connecticut (News 12) in 2017. She earned a degree in broadcast and digital journalism.
The station has released the following statement: “We are heartbroken here at CBS2 as a member of our news family has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with Nina’s family. She will be missed.”
She was one of my best friends. In college, we had plans of co-anchoring in Philadelphia together (our home town); earlier this year, we thought maybe that idea wasn't so far-fetched.
May she rest in peace 💛https://t.co/HaQlGBqDJk
— AJ Abell (Fox17) (@aj_abell) July 20, 2020
News 12 also up out a statement regarding Kapur’s death, and it read: “News 12 staff members are remembering Kapur for her incredible work ethic, as well as her sense of humor and smile.”
The sad incident happened less than one week after Kapur returned to New York after a 5-day trip to Colorado, where she reportedly attended a friend’s wedding. Her tweet on the matter stated: “There’s something so soothing and comforting about travel and nature. After a 5 day trip to #Denver, I’m feeling refreshed and ready to get back to work!”
— Nina Kapur (@ninakapur1) July 13, 2020
People, who worked with Kapur, a Pennsylvania native, appreciated her smile and devotion to proper storytelling. Many of them have taken to social media to mourn her loss.
Nydia Han, a journalist for 6 ABC Philadelphia, where Kapur worked as an intern, wrote: “I had the honor and pleasure of working with her. She was a compassionate, smart, and beautiful bright light. Especially heartbroken and devastated for her family.”
Former college classmate Jane Hong explained: “This is the Nina Kapur I met in college: excellent at what she did while wearing a big smile on her face. 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.”
this is the nina kapur i met in college: excellent at what she did while wearing a big smile on her face. 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. https://t.co/EdzEW9r2NE
— Jane Hong (@janehong_) July 20, 2020
WCBS reporter John Dias chimed in: “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.”
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. pic.twitter.com/cTH1ZRoXuH
— John Dias (@JohnBDias) July 20, 2020
Supporters are also in mourning after Kapur’s death. One of them shared: “Rest sweet, Nina. You were an absolute force. I am heartbroken over this tragedy. Always in my heart ❤️.”
Kapur left a mark on different people.