Sad news to report in the Houston TV news community. Former KTRK 13 photographer Jim Myers, 52, was found dead last week at his home.
I worked with Myers. He was a nice, upbeat guy. In fact, I even remember him buying some of his own camera lenses to help make stories better.
"Jim was a man I consider a true friend, one who stood by you, even in difficult times," former KTRK 13 (now KIAH 39) photographer Ben Lutman told mikemcguff.com. "Many may remember his nervous twitches as he rushed to get stories on the air. Most will remember a person who was passionate about his work. He will be missed by his friends."
Myers worked in various television markets throughout his career. I know he worked at KMOL (now WOAI) in San Antonio for a number of years and then later in San Diego. He worked at KTRK for around 10 years or so.
According to the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences records, Myers' cause of death is still pending.
I will update you if I find out information about his funeral service.
Got word there is a date set for former KTRK 13 photographer Jim Myers' memorial service.
It will be from 1 to 4pm, Friday, October 21, at the VFW Hall located at 21902 Northwest Freeway in Houston.