Longtime CNN anchor Bernard Shaw has died at age 82.

Bernard Shaw, 82, was a CNN anchor for more than 20 years.

Shaw died of pneumonia, not COVID-19, his family said.

Shaw became CNN's first anchor in 1980. In 2001, he quit.

Shaw was born in Chicago on May 22, 1940, and attended UIC before joining the Marines.

Even back then, he knew he wanted to be a reporter.

He began reporting in his hometown and then worked for CBS News and ABC News, covering Congress, the White House, and Latin America.

Shaw was regularly on CNN when viewers turned to the network for breaking news.

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