Norman Causey, long time Federal News Network host and columnist who went by Mike, and a fixture in the Washington, D.C., news scene for more than half a century, died Monday, reports Federal News Network. He was 82 years old
Federal News Network adds that Causey had finished a recording that morning and was shortly thereafter found unresponsive at the desk in his office by a coworker. Efforts by staff members and Montgomery County, Maryland EMTs to revive him were unsuccessful.
“Mike was an exceptional journalist and an even more exceptional person,” said Federal News Network and WTOP Vice President and General Manager Joel Oxley. “Mike would’ve wanted to be at his desk when he passed. His combination of talent, quick wit and integrity were unparalleled. He did so much for FNN. He truly put us on the map. He’ll be missed terribly.”
Since joining the station in the early 2000s, Causey wrote and broadcast about matters crucial to the federal workforce. Regular topics included salary and benefits issues, investing, health care and retirement planning. His Federal News Network columns were regularly the most visited stories on the FNN web site.