Tribute to Scott MacDowell

January 3, 2012 Updated Oct 20, 2013 at 9:31 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

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January 3, 2012 Updated Oct 20, 2013 at 9:31 PM EDT

(Buffalo, NY) For twenty years, Scott MacDowell has been one of the driving forces behind Eyewitness News.

The award winning photojournalist has traveled the globe covering some of the biggest stories from the past two decades.

After the terrible explosion destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in 1995, MacDowell was on location videotaping the search and rescue efforts.

When terrorists attacked the World Trade Towers in 2001, Scott MacDowell was sent to ground-zero.

He covered the OJ Simpson Trial, Pope John Paul II's funeral, hurricanes, and countless weather stories.

Through the years, he received numerous awards including NPPA Regional Photographer of the Year in 2007, and an Emmy nomination.

His connection to WKBW-TV began in the 1980's, when as a graduate of Lakeshore High School, he shot 16mm news film on a part-time basis.

Now a member of management, the Angola, NY native is moving to Birmingham, Alabama to take a new position with WIAT-TV.