Erin Burnett of CNN Cries in Emotional Interview with Coronavirus Victim’s Wife

CNN news anchor Erin Burnett could not hold back her tears as she spoke to Maura Lewinger, a widow of a coronavirus victim from New York.

The entire globe has been filled with panic, fear, and mounts of sadness over the past few weeks as the darkest of days came with the coronavirus pandemic.

Things are getting worse each day as numbers of deaths and infected individuals increase, surpassing the one million mark.

Screenshot of interview. | Source: Youtube.com/CNN

Screenshot of interview. | Source: Youtube.com/CNN

AN EMOTIONAL INTERVIEW

Erin Burnett got hold of an interview with New Yorker Maura Lewinger, whose husband died after contracting COVID-19. Burnett struggled to speak as she fought back the tears and said:

“I think your love for him; it’s a beautiful thing. But I also wanted everyone to know about the love that your community had for your husband.”

Screenshot of interview. | Source: Youtube.com/CNN

Screenshot of interview. | Source: Youtube.com/CNN

Lewinger’s husband, Joe, worked as an assistant principal and basketball coach at a school nearby for over 20 years. The news anchor continued to share:

“I know that at the procession yesterday because you couldn’t have a funeral, there were at least 100 cars and many of them with these beautiful signs.”

Screenshot of interview. | Source: Youtube.com/CNN

Screenshot of interview. | Source: Youtube.com/CNN

The athlete paid it forward by donating $5 million to help Louisiana residents who can no longer bring food to their table.

LAST GOODBYE

Lewinger described her husband as someone with a big heart, who “gave every part of him to every part of his life - his family, his friends. That was Joe, and everybody meant the world to him.”

Before passing away, Joe was put on a ventilator in the hospital’s ICU. The husband and wife were not given a chance to say goodbye to each other physically due to protocol and had to do it over FaceTime.

Screenshot of interview. | Source: Youtube.com/CNN

Screenshot of interview. | Source: Youtube.com/CNN

During their last goodbye, Lewinger thanked her husband for always being the best man he can be in their marriage and making her special and loved every day.

After Joe took his last breath, Lewinger played their wedding song for him. “I played our wedding song for him, and that was it,” she said.

Screenshot of interview. | Source: Youtube.com/CNN

Screenshot of interview. | Source: Youtube.com/CNN

EMOTIONAL TIMES

The past few weeks have not been normal. Emotions have been pouring out, not just with sadness, but with happiness over the kindness that is brought out in every person who takes the initiative to help.

Like Burnett, “Today” co-host Hoda Kotb got emotional during an interview with New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

Hoda Kotb promotes "Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee" at NBC Experience Store on July 22, 2011, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Hoda Kotb promotes "Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee" at NBC Experience Store on July 22, 2011, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

The athlete paid it forward by donating $5 million to help Louisiana residents who can no longer bring food to their table.

Kotb couldn’t hold back her tears on-air as she tried to grasp the sad reality that the entire world was facing. 

She felt deeply for New Orleans as the place was once where she resided. Among the hardest-hit cities is Crescent City. Her co-host Savannah Guthrie tried to console her during the show.

Kotb previously worked and lived in New Orleans as a news anchor for the city’s news show from 1992 to 1998.

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