Erich Shih, a news anchor with CtiTV, was found dead at his home in Taipei on Thursday in a suspected suicide case. Lee Chingyu, an anchor for Next TV News and a friend of Shih, apparently didn’t know about his death until she read the breaking news from her teleprompter on live TV.
Lee remained commendably composed as she delivered the news. Others at Next TV who knew Shih had reportedly likewise heard about his death for the first time as they gathered the news for the bulletin. He’d been with CtiTV since 2008 and worked as a US correspondent for TVBS for 12 years.
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