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March 18, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Mourning the loss of mentor, KOMO photojournalist Bill Strothman

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My heart breaks for the people at KOMO-TV. They lost two colleagues Tuesday morning in a helicopter accident.

Photojournalist Bill Strothman (Photo provided by KOMO-TV)

Photojournalist Bill Strothman (Photo provided by KOMO-TV)

My heart breaks for Seattle. We lost a photojournalist who believed with all his heart that local television news should be a force for good.

And my heart breaks for aspiring reporters who will never get a chance to walk in the footsteps of Bill Strothman.

I was fortunate to work with Bill during two summer internships with KOMO-TV. Except for a few emails and casual exchanges through Facebook over the years, we had not seen each other in some time. But you never really forget your mentors. And Bill was a good one. 

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