March 4, 2016 |
An Upper Darby Township auto-garage owner has been charged with assaulting a television-news cameraman, police said Wednesday. Peter Kathapoulis, 30, owner of Modern Auto Crafters, allegedly hit Fox 29 cameraman Dave Eizen with a tree branch Tuesday night, and spit in the face of reporter Chris O'Connell. The two were at the garage doing a story on pothole-damaged cars, and they had the car owner's permission to take a photo of a damaged vehicle, said Police Superintendent Michael J. Chitwood.
November 11, 2015 |
SERVING UP BANANAS laced with marijuana to rhesus monkeys on an island in the Caribbean - all in a day's work for Jon Greene. Well, not exactly, but Jon was the cameraman recording the effect of this unusual repast on the unsuspecting primates as part of a study. Jon, who spent most of his life behind a camera, mostly with Philadelphia's Channel 10, had been hired for this project by a researcher from the Dorothea Dix psychiatric hospital in Raleigh, N.C. It involved lugging heavy cameras onto the island off Puerto Rico, tramping through the jungle, dodging an irate ape that threatened to attack, and setting up the cameras to record the pot-eating monkeys' reactions compared with a control group that got a regular monkey diet.
August 28, 2015 |
A NORTH PHILLY man faces assault charges after he allegedly attacked a Fox 29 cameraman Tuesday. Jerel Dial, 25, has been charged with simple assault and reckless endangerment in the incident, which took place just before 2 p.m. outside Powell Mortuary Services, on 27th Street near Cumberland in North Philly, police said. A cadre of journalists - including a photographer from the Daily News - had congregated on the block after police found rotting corpses entrusted to the funeral home stashed in a nearby garage owned by Chris Dailey, the son of Janet Powell Dailey, Powell's owner.
February 7, 2015 |
Jake Gyllenhaal, who usually exudes an assured, thoughtful, suave aura, emanates creepy, oily, scheming menace as a newbie TV cameraman in Nightcrawler , a savage satire about the news media from Bourne Legacy screenwriter-turned-director Dan Gilroy. The DVD is due Tuesday from Universal Studios. Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, an off-kilter if not downright unbalanced petty criminal with violent tendencies who sees the world through the prism of self-help books. (One imagines he spent years in a jail cell reading them.)
December 19, 2014 |
Former Fox 29 cameraman sues Delilah's A civil court trial now in its second week pits David Edwards , a former Fox 29 cameraman, against Delilah's Den and bouncer Garrett Hood for assault and battery, negligence, emotional distress and loss of consortium. The suit alleges Hood "violently and brutally assaulted and battered" Edwards while he was on assignment on Jan. 8, 2013. Sources tell me that Edwards was working on a story with reporter Chris O'Connell about an alleged sexual assault by former Brooklyn Nets player Andray Blatche , who was later cleared of wrongdoing.
March 2, 2013 |
FREEHOLD, N.J. - A video posted on YouTube a few days before Christmas 2011 shows a young man striding purposefully into the woods as a cameraman asks what he's about to do. "About to go beat up this bum," the man in the video says. And that's exactly what he does, punching and kicking a homeless man in the face and bloodying his nose before wishing him a Merry Christmas. That videotaped assault led to a three-year prison sentence Friday for the man shown carrying it out. Taylor Giresi, 22, whose lawyer said he has an IQ of 74 and numerous psychological issues, told Superior Court Judge Anthony J. Mellaci Jr. that he didn't intend to hurt David Ivins.
December 20, 2011 |
A YOUNG man strides purposefully into the woods as a cameraman asks what he's about to do. "About to go beat up this bum," the man in the video says. And that's exactly what he does, punching and kicking a homeless man in the face, bloodying his nose, before wishing him a Merry Christmas. The videotaped assault has led to criminal charges against a 20-year-old New Jersey man and a 17-year-old boy accused of filming the assault while egging the attacker on. "Just dive on him!
November 3, 2011 |
J. Douglas Moran Jr., 49, of Norristown, a cameraman who made a documentary about his struggle with mental illness, died of pancreatic cancer on Saturday, Oct. 29, at home. Mr. Moran grew up in Chestnut Hill, and graduated in 1980 from Chestnut Hill Academy, where he performed in theatrical productions and played on the golf team. He spent a postgraduate year at the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, then studied acting for a year at HB Studio in New York City. Returning to Chestnut Hill, Mr. Moran worked for Killian's Hardware and Future Video while pursuing an acting career at Stagecrafters Theater.
April 29, 2011
The violent deaths of three journalists overseas in the past week are a sad reminder of the high price being paid to preserve press freedom. Acclaimed British documentary maker Tim Hetherington, 40, and American photographer Chris Hondros, 41, died in an explosion in the Libyan city of Misurata. On Monday, Salvadoran television cameraman Alfredo Hurtado, 41, was shot to death by suspected gang members. Two other journalists were killed in the last month in Libya. Mohammed al-Nabbous, who founded online Libya Alhurra TV, was shot in Benghazi, and Ali Hassan al-Jaber, a cameraman with Al-Jazeera, was shot during an ambush near the same city.
June 17, 2010 |
Edward S. Tycenski, 80, of Wynnewood, a New England high school baseball star and longtime Philadelphia TV cameraman, died of heart failure Monday, June 14, at Lankenau Hospital. Mr. Tycenski worked for WCAU-TV from 1966 until he retired in 1995, and was a news cameraman there from 1980. Born in Thomaston, Conn., Mr. Tycenski graduated from Thomaston High School in 1948. He earned an athletic scholarship to Boston University and received his bachelor's degree in communications in 1953.