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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Former KHOU 11 photojournalist Margaret Moth dies, age 59

Margaret Moth is a name many outside of journalism circles might not know, but she sure made an impact on the profession:

Moth sought out, even demanded, assignments in conflict zones. She barely survived being shot in the face in Sarajevo in 1992, only to go back as soon as she was physically able. The multiple reconstructive surgeries that followed, as well as the hepatitis C she contracted from a consequent blood transfusion, were mere obstacles she moved around.

But more than three years after being diagnosed with colon cancer, her tremendous life journey has come to an end.

Moth, known for her gutsiness, striking appearance, distinctive humor and sense of fun, died early Sunday in Rochester, Minnesota. She was 59. READ THE REST

In the 1980s she came to the US after reportedly being New Zealand's first camerawoman and started working at KHOU 11 in Houston. She supposedly worked there for about seven years before going to CNN. COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here