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David Bloom (May 22, 1963 – April 6, 2003) was an NBC journalist (co-anchor of Weekend Today and reporter) until his sudden death in 2003 at the age of 39 from deep vein thrombosis (DVT). His name is honored every year in the form of the The David Bloom Award, established by the Radio & Television Association to honor excellence in reporting.

David Bloom was born in Edina, Minnesota, an avid ice hockey player and state champion in high school debating in the National Forensic League. Bloom attended Pitzer College in Claremont, California, from 1981 to 1985 where he was a national debate champion. He graduated with a B.A. in Political Science.

Bloom considered his most passionate role that of the family man, and was survived by his wife, Melanie, and three daughters: Nicole, Christine, and Ava. The Blooms were residents of Pound Ridge, New York, at the time of his death. Melanie Bloom now works with the Coalition to Prevent DVT.

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