Sylvia Smith, NPC president, issued the following statement:
The community of journalists is stunned and saddened at the news of Tim
Russert’s death. Tim was a colleague and friend to all in journalism. He was
a role model for all of us, whether in print or broadcast. Tim epitomized
excellence in journalism and unflinching commitment to the craft.
Our profession has lost a stellar journalist. On behalf of the 3,700 members of the National Press Club, I offer deep condolences to the Russert family.