Aumsville Tornado: KVAL's Journalists Tell The Story Behind The Story
On December 14th, Anchor/Reporter David Walker and Photographer Loren Ruark were the first broadcast journalists in Aumsville, Oregon just minutes after a tornado touched down in the community. Both share their experience and impressions as they gathered pictures, sound and interviews. For David, it was "one of the most interesting and scary stories" he has ever covered in his many years as a reporter. With decades of experience as a professional television photographer, Loren viewed the story more personally. He grew up in Aumsville. "You see all these people you know," he says, "and you're recording the event that just happened."