Nightline-Ex Sievers Chronicles Cancer Battle


Former Nightline executive producer Leroy Sievers will detail his battle with cancer in a monthly series for NPR's Morning Edition.

Sievers, who was diagnosed with cancer five years ago, left ABC's news magazine in November 2004. His cancer returned a year later as a brain tumor.

He first talked about the ordeal in a Morning Edition commentary Feb. 16, 2006.
The series, which launches June 26, will also include podcasts and a blog at as Sievers chronicles ongoing chemotherapy--the tumor was rumoved surgically.