CHICAGO (CBS) — Columbia College journalism professor and former CBS 2 producer Rose Economou has died at the age of 65.

Columbia College reported Ms. Economou died at her home in Oak Park on Sunday. The cause was not immediately learned.

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Ms. Economou served as a documentary and field producer for CBS 2 from 1977 to 1980. She worked with CBS 2’s Bill Kurtis on the Emmy Award-winning 1978 documentary “Agent Orange: Vietnam’s Deadly Fog,” Which exposed the toxic effects of the defoliant on soldiers who had served in Vietnam.

In 1980, Ms. Economou served a mid-career fellowship for the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. She then worked as a segment producer for CBS News, and as a producer for CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Kuralt.

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She also produced documentaries for WTTW-Channel 11.

Ms. Economou joined Columbia College as an artist in residence in 1990, and became a member of the journalism faculty in 1992.

In addition, Ms. Economou was a seven-time Emmy Award winner and a four-time Chicago International Film Festival Award winner. She also operated her own documentary company, With Heart Productions, and had been working for several years on a food safety film, according to Columbia College.

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Family memorial services are pending, and the Columbia College and its journalism department are planning a memorial for Ms. Economou at the school.