Photographer Ric Easton out in the field on a story for the NEWS CENTER.
You may not know Ric Easton, but you've seen the world through his eyes. Whether it was heading down "Streeter's Lane" to Ireland, an Emmy Award winning investigation into flaws in the sex offender registry, or covering a grisly crime that landed him on the "Maury Povich Show", the images he's caught on his camera have made their way into your home.
Photographers shoot and edit stories, often under extreme deadlines. They usually work with reporters, but occasionally write and voice their own stories. That's where the MMJ title (Multi Media Journalist) comes into play. You see some of Ric's MMJ pieces during track season when hetakes his camera and captures some great images, then tells you the story behind them. You may recall "Lippy the Goose" from last year. Ric also runs LIVE trucks from the scene of breaking news and wherever reporters introduce their stories from the field.
Ric started with WTEN 25 years ago. His first official TV job was in Columbus, Georgia. Fortunately for us the heat and humidity there didn't agree with him! Despite the grind of driving all over the Capital Region for a story everyday and the constant drive to get a story on the air, Ric loves his job. He says the best part is that everyday is a little different and you usually don't know until that day what your assignment will be. He also enjoys the collaborative process ofworking with a reporter and bouncing ideas off one another to come up with an interesting way of telling a story that neither of them would have come up with alone. That chemistry between a reporter and photographer is invaluable and always makes the story better. Ric takes great pride in his work and his professionalism is a source of inspiration for all of us at the NEWS CENTER.
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