CNN producer David Bohrman dead at 69

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David Bohrman, a former CNN producer and executive for the network, passed away on June 25 following complications after hip surgery. He was 69.

"David was a CNN institution, a leader and innovator who mentored many through decades in television news," a spokesperson for the cable news network said in a statement. "His impact at CNN lives on in our programming and his passion for news will be felt in our halls every day."

Throughout his TV career, David helped create countless news programs across ABC News, CBS News and NBC News in addition to CNN. Among his lasting contributions at CNN were the decision to anchor election coverage from the floor of party conventions as well as the implementation of the network's now-iconic Magic Wall, a touchscreen display featuring voting data on election nights.

In addition to launching shows such as NewsNight with Aaron Brown and The Moneyline Newshour, David produced over a dozen presidential debates for the network from 2003 to 2008 and acted as executive producer on many election nights as well as CNN's live coverage from their New York bureau on September 11, 2001.