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Margo Spann, Journalist and Entrepreneur, Killed in Hit-and-Run

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Award-winning journalist and entrepreneur Margo Spann has died.

What We Know:

  • On Thursday, March 11th, in the Arlington Heights area of Los Angeles, at about 6:30 a.m., a pedestrian on a marked crosswalk was struck and killed in a hit-and-run incident. The victim was identified the following day as 40-year-old Margo Spann.
  • A report from the Los Angeles Police Department states that Spann was hit by a white Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck with an extended cab on Venice Boulevard and Wilton Place. Los Angeles County coroners pronounced her dead at the scene.
  • The city of Los Angeles offered up to $50,000 funded by the “Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund” for any information on the unidentified driver. On Friday, the LAPD West Traffic Division announced an update on the investigation stating that the suspect has been arrested and the vehicle impounded.

  • The National Association of Black Journalists’ Los Angeles Chapter acknowledged Spann’s passing on Twitter, writing, “With heavy hearts and great concern, the Board of Directors of @NABJLAOfficial
    send our condolences to the family of our fellow board member, @MargoSpann, who was killed in a hit-and-run incident earlier this week.” 

  • Canyon News remembers Margo Spann as an award-winning Journalist, a Disk Jockey for Metro by T-Mobile, and a University of Wisconsin-Madison alumni. She was also a content director for Cocoa Hollywood Media, a Brand Representative for BDS Marketing LLC., and a reporter and editor for media outlets The CW, ABC, and CBS.

We send our deepest sympathy to Spann’s family and friends during this difficult time.

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