Fox Sports Net employees mourned the loss of network cameraman Tom Pecorelli, who was a passenger on the hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 from Boston that crashed into the World Trade Center last Tuesday.
Pecorelli, 31, worked for Fox Sports Net since its inception in 1996. Prior to that, he worked for E! Entertainment Television, Chiapetta said.
The network has established a memorial fund for Pecorelli, whose wife, Kia Pavloff, is pregnant. The network said anyone wishing to make donations can do so by mail to Washington Mutual, care of Bruce Brar, 22001 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, California, 91346.
News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch pledged $100,000 to the fund and promised to match donations from others at News Corp., Fox Sports Net said.
Cable News Network contributor Barbara Olson, 45, was one of the passengers on American Airlines Flight 77 from Dulles, Va., which crashed into the Pentagon. Olson, the wife of U.S. Solicitor General Theodore Olson, reportedly called her husband from the plane and said terrorists had hijacked the airliner shortly before it crashed.
David Angell, 54, the co-creator of the NBC sitcom Frasier, and his wife Lynn, 52, were on American Airlines Flight 11, which struck the World Trade Center North tower.
Ann Judge and Joe Ferguson, two National Geographic Society employees, perished on American Flight 77.
The society said that Judge, director of its travel office, and Ferguson, director of geography education outreach, were taking three teachers and three students on an educational field trip to the Channel Islands Marine Sanctuary in California.
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