RIP Gordon Davis
I've just learned that a former co-worker of mine has passed. I worked only briefly with Gordon Davis back in 1998. He was the overnight photographer, when I worked as a freelance assignment editor at WJLA-TV. It was my first official TV job out of college.
Listening to police scanners for breaking news, and answering viewer calls in the middle of the night was hardly glamorous. Working on the desk meant that I would also have to assign Davis to cover fires, crimes, and accidents. I think I only spoke to him face-to-face once or twice, but we spoke often by phone throughout the morning shift. He was always patient, and helpful, even though I was very green, and inexperienced.
Watch the tribute to Davis here.