For more than forty years, Don Williams spent his time behind the camera at WKBN. As a cameraman, he worked primarily on the morning news but also had an important role behind the scenes building and designing sets, props and working on special projects.
Don had a stroke a few years ago. He was not ready to leave his job at WKBN quite yet, but due to his health, Don had to retire. That has not stopped him from hoping and dreaming of returning to the station as a cameraman.
When Don came to Shepherd of the Valley Boardman for rehabilitation following a stroke, he told his story to Activity Director Kim Osborn. Kim was determined to get Don back to WKBN. On December 19, 2016, Don went back to WKBN for the day.
Since his retirement, the cameras in the newsroom are now automated- they no longer require a cameraman operating them- so he was unable to man a camera during the news. Don had the opportunity to visit with his co-workers and reminisce about years gone by. It was truly a great day for Don and his WKBN family.