Kapur was injured during the incident before she was taken to a hospital in Manhattan, where she was later pronounced dead, the station said.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Nina’s family,” CBS New York wrote, adding that “she will be missed.”
Friends and colleagues paid tribute to her.
“Our hearts are broken. @CBSNewYork @ninakapur1 we will miss your smile, your warmth, your presence. Rest In Peace young lady,” Chris Wragge of CBS New York wrote.
— Chris Wragge (@ChrisWragge) July 20, 2020
CBS’s John Diaz added that Kapur “was a true angel on earth, and now she is a real one in heaven.”
A former college classmate, Jane Hong, wrote of Kapur, “This is the Nina Kapur I met in college: excellent at what she did while wearing a big smile on her face.” She added: “I remember telling her I couldn’t wait to watch her on national news one day… she deserved more. Praying for her family and loved ones.”
Journalist Zach Parnes described Kapur, a Pennsylvania native, as a “shining light.”
“She made countless sacrifices to make it to New York. Her work won’t be forgotten,” he added.
Kapur joined CBS New York in June 2019 after working at New York City’s News 12. She previously attended Syracuse University.
Other details about her death were not provided.