For 37 years, Clyde Powell brought you much of the video that you saw on ABC7 News each night.
Powell was a terrific photojournalist and a beloved member of our family here at the station.
He was a total pro covering major stories around the Bay Area, the country, and the world. That includes an interview with Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega.
Powell was also a total crack-up, we teased each other mercilessly over the years.
He had warm relationships with everyone he worked with here, loving his job and the people he did it with.
Born and raised in Corning, Calif., Powell graduated high school in 1971.
A very talented photojournalist, friend and colleague passed away today at his home in Santa Clara. Clyde Powell. Much loved by us at KGO.— Vic Lee (@vicleeabc7) August 17, 2017
After college, Powell worked in radio before getting into television where he spent four decades having adventures and telling stories through the lens of his camera.
Powell, our dear friend, was 63 years old.
He's survived by two brothers, a sister, and a niece and a nephew.
Our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Clyde. A true professional and appreciated by our Media Relations Unit. https://t.co/m5Sxv35Bxo— San Jose Police Dept (@SanJosePD) August 17, 2017
Honored to have worked w Clyde Powell on this story Sunday. Legendary photographer who was everyone's friend. https://t.co/U8WlBoVtVG— Elissa Harrington (@ElissaABC7) August 17, 2017