"This is a devastating tragedy and difficult to comprehend," John Skipper, president of ESPN, said in a statement. "Chris is beloved by all his ESPN colleagues and for good reason: He has a huge heart and has given so much to so many over the years. We know how much his family means to him and all we can do at a moment like this is give him the love and support he will surely need at this hour. Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris, Meredith, Doug and the entire family."
Berman, who joined ESPN in 1979, was at Citi Field for the New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants game when Kathy died and was notified by the NYPD, according to the New York Post.