Canadian Press newscaster Geri Smith dies at 60

Geraldine “Geri” Smith, a long-time Canadian Press newscaster whose voice became familiar to listeners across the country during her nearly 35 years with the national wire service, has died. She was 60.

Smith was found dead in her Toronto home on last Thursday, news reports say. Smith was on leave from work at the time of her death.

Retired Canadian Press veteran Malcolm Morrison said people who knew Smith were crushed when they learned that she died very suddenly and at such a young age.

“She was somebody that everybody had great respect for, for her professional abilities and just because she was such a pleasant person to work with,” he said.