Jim Nunn CBC Death – Obituary: CBC News Journalist Jim Nunn Died at 72: Cancer took the life of Jim Nunn, who had previously hosted CBC News Nova Scotia programs such as Six, Land and Sea, and Marketplace. Nunn died on Sunday night at a hospital in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He was 72.
His family has announced that a celebration of his life will take place somewhere during the spring, but there is no set date for the funeral itself at this moment. Nunn worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) for a total of three decades before passing away from cancer late on a Sunday night. “James was a real character. Many people in Nova Scotia knew him as a terrific journalist, but to those who knew him well, he was a wonderful man “Bruce Nunn, Nunn’s brother, told CBC News.
According to Bruce, his brother Jim began his career in broadcasting “behind the microphone of CJFX radio in Antigonish… so Jim got into the profession quite early.” Bruce mentioned that he had seen online condolence comments in which people discussed the ways in which his brother had influenced their professional lives. His time with the CBC spanned the entirety of three decades. The reporting that Nunn did on municipal elections and other significant events that took place in Nova Scotia, such as the Westray mining accident, earned him a lot of notoriety.
“He was there for days on end, like live on TV. It was challenging and difficult, but he received numerous compliments for his work there. He truly symbolised the working man, this risky occupation that is deeply ingrained in Nova Scotia culture and tradition “Bruce stated. Nunn was a “fearsome and fearless journalist,” according to Geoff D’Eon, Nunn’s executive producer from 1988 to 1993 while he was an anchor of First Edition. “He had a really amazing journalist brain… he’d constantly ask incredibly deep and sometimes impertinent questions,” D’Eon remarked.
“I always found his interviewing technique to be very genuine, he pulled no punches, and he always sought to get to the heart of the subject… this was especially true with his interviews with politicians,” D’Eon said, adding that some politicians were terrified by Nunn. D’Eon recalled one of his most memorable interviews with Alice Cooper, who grabbed him by the throat and threatened to rip his eyeballs out and toss them across the studio. That excerpt can be found in a YouTube video.