Wendy Rieger Hospice Care announced as health deteriorates

Wendy Rieger hospice care


Wendy Rieger

Retired NBC4 Washington news anchor Wendy Rieger is now in hospice care, the television network announced on April 15, 2022.

“Wendy Rieger update: I am so sorry to report that our dear colleague and friend is now resting in hospice,” wrote NBC4 host Pat Lawson Muse on Facebook. β€œThe good news is that she is being taken care of wonderfully, she is comfortable and not in pain. Please join me and our NBC4 family in sending prayers of courage and peace for Wendy, her husband Dan and their family. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ NBC Washington.”

Rieger retired in December 2021 after 33 years on the Washington DC station. She last posted on her Facebook page about completing cardiac rehab in February 2021.

Here’s what you need to know:

Rieger was diagnosed with a glioblastoma

NBC4 urged people to “send some love and kind thoughts to our beloved Wendy Rieger.”

The story explained on April 15, 2022, “As you know, Wendy was diagnosed with glioblastoma last summer. She came back to work after the surgery and her first treatment. She has been open and authentic with all of us about her cancer journey.”

The broadcaster revealed: “Things got tougher for Wendy this week. She is now being well cared for in the hospice. She is relaxed, comfortable and with her closest loved ones. We know you will join us all here at NBC4 in sending love, courage and comfort to Wendy and her husband Dan.”

According to the Mayo Clinic, glioblastoma is β€œan aggressive type of cancer that can occur in the brain or spinal cord. Glioblastoma forms from cells called astrocytes that support nerve cells. Glioblastoma can occur at any age but tends to be more common in older adults. It can cause worsening headaches, nausea, vomiting, and seizures.”

People declared the news “heartbreaking” and left tributes for Rieger

People left comments and tributes in the comments thread under the broadcaster’s post about Rieger on twitter. Here are some of them:

“Heartbreaking. Prayers for Wendy, her family and friends. When you first move to a new area, the local news team welcomes you and helps you feel connected to your town. Thank you for being a part of our story too are.”

“Prayers for her and her family. I lost my mother to glioblastoma in October 2021, just 6 weeks after diagnosis.”

“I went to school and watched Wendy, raised kids, moved away, came back, buried my husband, and through it all, I was comforted to see her and the team on TV. Thank you Wendy for making DC News and WNBC4 iconic symbols of our hometown. You and your husband are in my prayers.”

“Wendy, you were the warm, happy heart of News4. You were a virtual member of many DC families before virtual was cool. Thank you for being part of my family.”

“Sending love to Wendy, her family and everyone who loved her. I was lucky enough to meet her several times as a (very) young woman and thought she was everything I wanted to be. Strong, confident and not afraid to speak her mind.”

“Terrible news. She is a great journalist and has loved breaking news for years.”

“I’m praying for Wendy. Love her. She was always down to earth, the kind of person a Ride or Die buddy should have. I’ve been watching her for ages and I really miss seeing her on the news. I am praying for Wendy, her husband, Dan and other members of their family.”

“πŸ’”. I met Wendy almost 20 years ago when she was assigned to interview my students and I as the MD representative for the National History Day competition at UMD. In that brief encounter, I was struck by her warmth, grace, and sincerity. I’ve never forgotten how she made me feel. πŸ’”β€

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