(Chicago Tribune) — Colleagues struggled to come to grips with the loss of NBC5 Chicago sportscaster Daryl Hawks, who was found dead Thursday morning in an Atlanta hotel room. “He was an avid follower and participant in healthy living,” said Larry Wert, president of NBC Local Media for the Central and Western Region. “It’s hard to imagine we lost him.” Mr. Hawks, 38, was in Atlanta to cover Thursday night’s NBA playoff game between the Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks. He was found after he did not show up for the Bulls’ morning shoot-around. Paramedics took him to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Atlanta police said.