Tim Wright’s been a shooter at Channel 8 for 31 years. He retired tonight. There are few in government, sports and politics who hadn’t run across Tim. Everyone in the media knows him. He is among the most relaxed people I know. No one laughs more, or more distinctly.
If you don’t know Tim I ask you to judge his impact by the people who showed. I know I’m going to forget names so feel free to remind me.
Erin Cox is a new mother. She looked fabulous. She was radiant.
Tracey came after she dropped Tallulah off with Helaine. We are sitting.
Jose was upset with me.
Rachel came from Boston.
Johnny Mongillo, the world’s most interesting man.
Connie and Marylee.
Dobratz and Pierson (unshaven and very Hollywood).
The food and open bar were on NABET the union that serves Channel 8’s photographers, engineers, floor crew, producers and directors. Thanks.
Tm’s been through film, then carrying a camera and large tape deck. We later shifted to camcorders — still bulky and now smaller and less expensive (though technically superior) cameras.
He has toted gear in every kind of bad weather imaginable. While reporters are in the truck writing stories guys like Timmy Wright are often outside setting up the live shot.
Tim will retire to South Carolina where the snow seldom falls and where he’ll never be asked to stay overtime or work a sixth day.
Someone commented it was “good to see Tim leave standing.” Yes it was.