FORMER WOWT REPORTER PASSES AWAY
A former member of the WOWT NBC Omaha family has passed away, following a more than four year battle with pancreatic cancer.
Jim Fagin died Monday afternoon at the Josie Harper Residence, a Hospice facility, in Omaha. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2010 and underwent surgery and six months of chemotherapy before being declared "cancer free." Unfortunately, the cancer returned.
Fagin's wife, Karen, told WOWT 6 News that Jim had not received any treatment in the last year.
Many will remember Fagin from his time here as a reporter at WOWT; however, he served as the Communications Director for former Nebraska Senator J.J. Exon and former Senator Ben Nelson. He retired from politics when Nelson left office.
Details about the funeral service have not yet been finalized.