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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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April 11, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Report of Fisher sale to Sinclair marks sad end of local TV ownership in Seattle

Update 9:38 a.m.: Fisher Communications President and CEO Colleen Brown confirmed the sale Thursday morning.

“Sinclair is the largest independent TV broadcaster in the country, and we believe its commitment to the industry along with its greater scale and sizable resources will provide our stations, team members and business partners with new opportunities to flourish,” Brown said in this KOMO news story.

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Anyone else spot the Tweet below Wednesday night?

According to this report from TV News Check’s Price Colman, Maryland-based Sinclair Broadcast Group has beaten LIN Media in a bidding war over Seattle’s Fisher Communications. Check out the Seattle Times news story, too.

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