I spent a part of my life shooting news in the Twin Cities with great reporters Like Dale Schornack, Ken Speake, Bernie Grace and Joan Steffend Brandmeier
HONDURAS 1984 – A 9 year old blind girl sees the faces of her family for the first time. Former KARE-TV photo journalist Duane Engstrom and Reporter Dale Schornack captured the moment when Norie was led through the jungle and into a tiny village by her father, hoping Minnesota doctors could help his child. It set in motion a series of events and acts of generosity that is nothing short of a miracle.
I also had the opportunity to learn from some the best photographers, engineers and producers around. I meet Cliff Gordon when I worked in a small market in Alexandria MN, Sioux Falls SD and Wichita KS. One day he called me and said he was moving back to Florida apply now. I did I joined WCTH TV right as it was being bought by Gannet Broadcasting it was still joking called the Mary Tyler Moore Station by the time I left to join Cliff in florida we had become KARE 11 1984 NPPA station of the year thanks for the lessons to the guys below!
I worked for Cliff shooting auto racing at Pegasus productions and meet him at red lake Indian res with JB and became friends and took his place at KARE 11 when he went home to Florida!
Sam is the best friend and teacher of being a camera dude thanks Sam!
Jerry Hattan Worked with him in Wichita Kansas learned a lot while I was there!
Charles Barthold taught me ropes he had late shift I had the 10 am shift. Enjoyed love of trains. Just a train of thought what did we do with out a smart phone… a car radio, a hudson and a pager whoops don’t forget the spare dead battery.
Listening to rock and roll news room at kare tv
Best guy to do your live shoot even when he tells then Don’t take this live! — with Mark Mills.
The the guy that taught me to be to run 1″ machines with Chuck I Knew he would loose all that hair from pulling out for my lack of training! a Great Guy!
Great Photographer Jim Douglas
Sold him my sail boat then bought a mercades from and left it at mills house and never paid for it I can’t believe he still talks to me!
Brian “Auggie” Augustin room mate Friend and the one the best sports photographers I know!
Taught me a lot about editing thanks John — with John Hyjek.
Your looking at the guy that took a small market photographer/editor and taught him to play with the Big Boys. On Martin Luther King Day… Ray and I decided to do a story about the lack of race divide in young children so off to Loring Park we went and stopped at store to get Vaseline so we cold fog the lens. Wrong place the looks where priceless at 8am. Thanks to Ray… salute my friend for lessons learned. — with Ray L. Wells III.