(CBS Seattle) — As crash investigators begin the task of figuring out what caused the fatal helicopter crash near the Space Needle Tuesday, the local news media is dealing with an unusual situation: reporting on the tragedy while coping with the loss of their colleagues.
The Johnson and Johnson Morning Show of radio affiliate KMPS talked with KOMO TV reporter Mark Miller Wednesday about the crash and how the photographer and pilot who were killed will be remembered.
“He had an intensity about him creatively. He a beautiful, artistic eye,” Miller said of photographer Bill Strothman. “He was a joy to work with.”
Strothman was a longtime photographer who had won more than a dozen Emmys during his career, according to KOMO. He had recently come out of retirement to work as a freelancer. Many other KOMO staff described Strothman as a journalist with a passion for his craft.