Late TV producer’s wife hit by child-endangering raps at posh NYC hotel: Cops

The wife of late ABC producer Dax Tejera was arrested hours after his fatal heart attack – for allegedly endangering their two infant daughters at a posh Manhattan hotel, an NYPD spokesperson said Monday.

Tejera, 37, producer of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” died Dec. 23 and cops were called to the Yale Club at 50 Vanderbilt Ave. later that night following a report of unsupervised children, police said.

A preliminary investigation “has revealed that a 2-year-old girl and a 5-month-old girl were left alone inside a hotel room for an extended period of time,” police said.

Their mother, Dax’s widow Veronica Tejera, was later charged with two counts of “acts harmful to a child”, according to police.

Veronica has been hit with an appearance ticket and is due to appear in criminal court at a later date.

Dax Tejera was executive producer of ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”

Dax and Veronica Tejera with their children.
The couple posing with an elephant.
The couple posing with an elephant.
The producer and his wife pose for a photo.
Dax Tejera died Dec. 23 and his wife was charged with child endangerment later that night, the NYPD said.

His death was announced in an internal ABC News email on Dec. 24 by Division President Kim Godwin, who noted his “energy, passion and love” for his work, according to reports.


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