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Seattle Photographer Catches Burglars in His House, Rolls Camera


Joe Orsillo, a news photographer for Seattle CBS affiliate KIRO, caught two men camping out in a house he owns Friday. He blocked one guy in. The other escaped. Then he rolled tape.

“Why are you inside my house? Why are you inside my house?” Orsillo asked the one of the men after finding him in his childhood bedroom.

“I’m probably not going to have an answer you’ll like,” said the suspect.

Orsillo wasn’t just mad the men trashed his house. He said it took the cops over 20 minutes to help him out.

“I was begging, I have this guy in my house,” said Orsillo. “I don’t know if he has a weapon or not. I’ve got the door blocked. I don’t know what he’s going to do. He’s high on coke or whatever.”

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Colleagues Mourn the Loss of Former NPPA Photographer of the Year Keven Strehle

Friends of Keven Strehle are mourning the loss of the award winning photojournalist after he died in a motorcycle accident August 9.

Among his many accomplishments, Strehle won 22 Emmy awards, 16 National Telly Awards, an Edward R. Murrow Award and was named National Press Photographers Association “Photographer of the Year” in 1999. He was founder of SMG productions, worked on Olympic games broadcasts, and had worked as a photojournalist for KING in Seattle, KLAS in Las Vegas, and WCHS and WSAZ in Charleston, WV.

John Stofflet, anchor and reporter for Madison, WI, NBC affiliate WMTV, worked with Strehle at KING in Seattle and told TVSpy, “Keven was a tremendous storyteller, with enormous pride in his craft. Keven was not only a tremendous photojournalist, but a mentor to many in the business who looked up to his accomplishments and his work.” Read more

Weather Channel Producer Talks to KWTV, KVUE About Surviving Oklahoma City Tornado

Weather Channel producer and camera operator Austin Anderson, who was injured in the Oklahoma City tornado, talked about being caught in the storm in an interview with KWTV.

Anderson suffered a cracked sternum, five broken ribs, a broken vertebrae and a cracked vertebrae in his neck, according to KWTV. “I could remember it tumbling through the air and my head getting jerked back and forth,” Anderson told the Oklahoma City CBS affiliate. “… ”Tornados are an amazing act of nature and it’s always amazing for me to see it. I just don’t think I should be as close as I was to this one.”

Anderson, who lives in Texas, used to work at KPRC in Houston. He also did an interview via Skype with KVUE, the ABC affiliate in his hometown of Austin. Watch it after the jump. Read more

WANE Photographer Ron Harmeyer Dies at 68

WANE photographer Ron Harmeyer, who spent 48 years at the Fort Wayne CBS affiliate before retiring earlier this year, died recently. He was 68.

Harmeyer was inducted to the Indiana Associated Press Hall of Fame last year for his work as a photographer for the station. WANE remembered him in a recent tribute segment (video above).

“He always appreciated the opportunities this profession offered as well as the wonderful experiences it creates,” WKRG news director Mike Rausch, a former colleague of Harmeyer’s, wrote in a memo to WKRG staffers last week. “I hope there’s some ‘Ron’ in all of us.”

AP Launches Video Portal for Local Stations

The Associated Press announced today the launch of a new web-based video library catered to local TV broadcasters.

AP Video-US will feature stories from the U.S. and around the world with all of the elements (b-roll, nat sound, soundbites, and a suggested script) necessary to produce a segment for TV or the web.

“AP Video-US was developed in response to local broadcasters’ need for footage that can be downloaded quickly, edited easily, and then adapted for on-air and digital use,” the AP said, announcing the launch. Read more

KVEW Vehicle Rolls Into River, Becomes Top Story

“Today we not only covered the news, unfortunately we became the news,” KAPP-KVEW anchor Kristi Paulus told Washington viewers on Friday evening.

Earlier in the day, a KVEW vehicle accidentally rolled into the Columbia river while a photojournalist, after just parking the SUV, was setting up his camera gear. At first, he tried to stop the vehicle from rolling into the water but he eventually gave up and jumped out of the way.

KAPP-KVEW posted a photo of the submerged vehicle on its Facebook page Friday, reporting that “something failed mechanically while it was on the shore and in park with the engine off.” Read more

WJBK Honors Photographer Retiring After 42 Years

 

WJBK, the Fox O&O in Detroit, is paying tribute to Dale Pegg, a photographer who has worked at the station for 42 years (video above).

“I wouldn’t do anything else,” Pegg said. “I’ve met a lot of wonderful people, on and off camera. It’s been a good career. But it’s time for me to move on.”

Veteran KING Photographer Scuffles with Protesters at May Day March in Seattle

A veteran KING photographer ended up with a bloody cheek after a scuffle with protesters in downtown Seattle earlier this week.

Richard Departee, who has worked at the Seattle NBC-affiliate for more than 30 years, was shooting video of the May Day protests when he found himself in the middle of a group wearing “face masks and dark glasses.”

“I think as soon as they saw me it was like ‘Hey get out of here, you know, scum,’ and started pushing me,” Departee said. The camera was still rolling as the group surrounded him and one of the protestors “popped me in the face,” he said.

Watch Departee’s video of the incident after the jump. Read more

New York Photojournalist Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Following Arrest

The NPPA and the New York Civil Liberties Union, along with New York law firm Davis Wright Tremaine, today filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of photojournalist Phil Datz, who was arrested last July as he was attempting to film the conclusion of a police chase on Long Island.

Datz was on a public street when he was arrested.

“Mr. Datz’s arrest was not an isolated event,” said Robert Balin, a partner with Davis Wright Tremaine and lead counsel on the case. “Suffolk County police officers have a pattern of unlawfully interfering with the recording of police activity conducted in plain view. As a journalist, Mr. Datz has a responsibility to cover police activity in public places.” Read more

KSTP Photographer Will Ask Minneapolis PD for Independent Investigation of Occupy Incident

The KSTP photographer involved in an altercation with a police officer at an Occupy Minneapolis rally will ask the police department to refer the matter to the city attorney for an independent investigation into the incident, the station says.

Chad Nelson will meet with the Minneapolis Police Department’s internal affairs division today. Nelson was covering the Occupy Minneapolis rally over the weekend when he was violently shoved by a police officer, knocking his camera to the ground. Earlier this week, police chief Timothy Dolan called Nelson and apologized to him for the incident, according to KSTP.

“From my preliminary review of the video regarding Mr. Nelson, the officer’s interference does not appear to be necessary,” Dolan said in a statement earlier this week. “If that is the case, I’m very disappointed.” Read more

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