Updated: 08/27/2014 11:14 PM
Created: 08/27/2014 8:51 PM KSTP.com
By: Joe Mazan
We are remembering a longtime advocate in the journalism world. KSTP Photojournalist Russ Brown died after a courageous battle with cancer.
Russ started at KSTP-TV in 1972 and worked here until his retirement in May.
Even after covering countless stories Russ never lost his passion for the job.
"He had such a big heart, a huge heart. He was always one of the first ones here and the last ones to leave. He loved the TV news business," said Joe Caffrey, KSTP-TV chief photographer.
Russ covered everything from Watergate to the collapse of the 35W Bridge. He’s been a great teacher and inspiration to other photographers and reporters in the business.
His legacy will live on in our newsroom and other newsrooms across the Twin Cities.
So sad to hear about the passing of Russ Brown. He was a tremendous mentor and friend in my short time at @KSTP. You will be missed.— Kris Sheehan (@KrisSheehan) August 28, 2014
@KSTP RIP Russ - a patient, knowledgeable man who taught me so much as an intern at KSTP.— Chenue Her (@ChenueHer) August 27, 2014
@KSTP Good man, Russ. My sympathies to his family.— Mike Binkley (@binkofamerica) August 27, 2014
@KSTP Russ Brown showed me editing a story is like connecting the outside of a circle to its center. Many ways to do it, none of them wrong.— Monica L Hanson (@Barbiebus68) August 28, 2014
@KSTP Russ Brown was an amazing photo journalist, friend & mentor to all who were blessed to work with him. Heart of the newsroom-RIP Russ— Maureen Cahill (@mscahill) August 28, 2014
Gutted to hear Russ Brown died. Was a great man, journalist and asset to have in newsroom. Especially when I was new in market. @kstp— Brett Dyste (@DiceTea10) August 28, 2014