Emmy-Winning ABC News Producer Alexa Valiente Dead at 27

The ABC News family is mourning the loss of producer Alexa Valiente, who passed away Friday. She was just 27.

According to the network, Valiente had been suffering from a health issue for months, but her cause of death was not released.

Alexa spent six years at ABC, working on shows like “20/20,” “Nightline,” and “Popcorn with Peter Travers.”

She won an Emmy in 2018 for her work on “Las Vegas: Heartbreak and Heroes,” a “20/20” story about the Las Vegas massacre.

ABC News President James Goldston remembered Valiente in statement, saying, "Always a friendly face in the halls, she had an upbeat spirit, a curious and brilliant mind and a real passion to see the world.”

Katie Nelson, ABC News Content Executive Producer, described her as “fierce, funny and adventurous" and said, "That girl was a force who could light up a room."

Friends remembered her zest for life, from karaoke to her Friday afternoon jam sessions at her desk. She also loved to travel, and often posted photos from her #jetsetalexa adventures.

Alexa is survived by her parents, Mante and Connie, and siblings Jessica and Justin.

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