DEATH / OBITUARIES :Family and friends are mourning the death of Chris Kokenes who recently passed away.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.
The New York Press Club is sorry to report that longtime member, friend, and Journalism Awards judge, Chris Kokenes, has passed away after a brief illness. Chris, who was in his mid-50’s, spent 23 years at CNN where he was assignment manager. pic.twitter.com/upGrkcprwg