Reporter Lisa Colagrossi died Friday after suffering a brain hemorrhage.

Reporter Lisa Colagrossi died Friday after suffering a brain hemorrhage. Photo: Supplied

Reporter Lisa Colagrossi, a fixture of New York's ABC affiliate, WABC-TV's morning's news coverage, has died, the station announced on its website on Saturday.

The Eyewitness News correspondent and anchor, 49, was returning from a work assignment on Thursday morning when she suffered a brain haemorrhage and died.

New York Daily News reports that Colagrossi was heading back to the station after covering a fire in Queens that tore through several homes. 

It reports that she was in the new van when she said "Oh my God, something is wrong," a friend told Deadline. 

Her producer flagged down an ambulance, and she was rushed to New York-Presbyterian Weill Medican Centre and placed on life support. She never regained consciousness. 

"Thursday seemed like just another morning, with Lisa Colagrossi doing what she did so well, reporting live from the scene," her colleagues wrote.

"She was an amazing reporter, committed to Eyewitness News. She was dedicated to telling a story with honesty, a working woman, a hockey mom, she was gutsy and fearless."

The Cleveland native began work at WABC less than a week after the September 11 terrorist attacks. Barely two months later, she was first reporter on site when American Airlines crashed after takeoff from John F. Kennedy Airport, killing all 260 people aboard.

"She could walk you through any story, even the hardest ones including the Sandy Hook tragedy," recalled her friends at WABC.

"It's hard to imagine mornings without Lisa."

Colagrossi leaves behind her husband, Todd, and two sons, Davis and Evan. 

Colleagues and fans took to social media to share their memories of Colagrossi, an avid hockey fan. Her favourite team – the New York Rangers – tweeted out its condolences.

USA Today