News anchor educating on overdose dangers after daughter’s death

Angela Kennecke wants to make sure no other families have to grieve the death of a loved one. So now, she is working to spread the word about the dangers of fentanyl.

“It just has to stop,” Kennecke said Wednesday on “NewsNation Prime.” “It’s all I can think about. I hear about another death and they’re so common.”

Drug overdoses, with fentanyl serving as the key culprit, kill 199 Americans every day. A total of 108,000 Americans died of an overdose in the last calendar year. And 75% of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2020 involved an opioid, according to CDC data.

“I just feel so compelled to educate as many kids as possible, and parents too, that illegal drugs is just playing a game of Russian roulette. We can’t have it, we can’t tolerate experimentation,” Kennecke said. “We have to teach our kids that the only safe drugs come from a doctor, a pharmacy, a trusted adult.”