KCBS-KCAL News Photographer Rodney Hunt Dies from COVID-19

KCBS-KCAL news photographer Rodney Hunt died from COVID-19. (Credit: KCBS-KCAL)

Los Angeles news photographer Rodney Hunt is being remembered for having a “passion for work and life” and as a “fixture” in the boxing and mixed martial arts worlds.

On Wednesday, KCBS said during a broadcast that Hunt had lost his battle with COVID-19. He took leave from the station in December after contracting the virus.

The CBS affiliate said Hunt worked as a photographer for over two decades at the outlet and its sister station KCAL 9.

“Photographer Rodney Hunt worked for us here at KCAL 9 and CBS2 for 22 years, taking much of the video that you see in news and sports, and then as an editor. I mean he had so much passion for his work and life,” a newscaster said.

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“His other passion was boxing and mixed martial arts. He was a fixture in that industry,” she continued.

Footage was then shown of Hunt smiling with Steve Harvey and fellow boxers during an episode of Celebrity Family Feud.

Hunt leaves behind his partner Jen and two children.

According to data from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the county has recorded over 23,000 coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Watch the tribute to Rodney Hunt below: