Monday, October 10, 2011

Former KTRK 13 photographer Jim Myers found dead in home

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.

UPDATE
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.

5 comments:

  1. I worked with Jim Myers at KMOL. He was a good man, good friend, and so patient me, a newbie assignments guy.

    The last time I saw him was at a mutual friend's farewell party. He hadn't changed despite the foul balls that life had thrown him. I hope his Mom and family know how much he was appreciated by those who knew him and worked with him.

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  2. Jim and I always ran into each other on weekend shoots. Jim was a hard-working all around good guy that was always friendly to me. Sad to see this news. RIP.

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  3. Dimitri Lotovski10/13/2011 01:28:00 PM

    I worked with Jim in San Antonio and remember him as an easy going fellow in a SoCal kinda way. I thought it was remarkable how clean his shoes were all the time. Shocked and saddened...

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  4. Wow, if this the same Jim that gone to high school with in San Diego? He was also a military photographer when in the service.

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    1. Rocky,
      This is Jim's sister and yes I am afraid it is the same one. I still miss him every day.

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