On the morning of September 11, 2001, broadcasters across the country brought the nation together to follow news of the 9/11 attacks. Over the 20 years since, local TV and radio stations have been honoring the date annually by bringing their communities together through stories, interviews and service work.
“Doing my job and documenting it pays tribute to the people who actually never survived,” said WABC-TV photojournalist Glenn Mayrose in WABC’s “Eyewitness to 9/11: Behind the Lens” special documentary.
“I hope 9/11 is the biggest story I’ll ever cover,” WCBS radio traffic and transit managing editor Tom Kaminski, who was in the station helicopter over Manhattan during the 9/11 attacks, said in 2011. “It never leaves me.”
In honor of the anniversary of 9/11, We Are Broadcasters looks back at the decades of coverage of this historic event. Explore these stories at Remembering 9/11 on WeAreBroadcasters.com.
The tragic events of 9/11 strengthened broadcasters’ resolve to serve local communities – to be first informers in times of crisis and to provide the trusted news that keeps us safe, informed and connected.