Was saddened to hear about the death of long-time KNBC photographer, Larry Odom. Described as a “gentle giant,” one of his former colleagues writes, “I never felt safer than when Larry had my back.” I don’t have a lot of background on Larry, but I do know he played football as a defensive back at USC and served in Vietnam before getting into tv news, apparently as an apprentice photog at KABC before moving on to KTLA and then eventually finding a home at KNBC.
Here’s a photo of Larry, and a few others you may recognize if you’ve been around the Los Angeles news scene for more than a little while. Our good friend, Larry Greene, on the far left, died in a helicopter crash in the Persian Gulf in 2002 after 24 years with KCBS. The time-worn nature of the picture only adds to its character. A slice in time of our extended family in the field. Thanks to Dave Seger at KNBC for the photo.
Larry Greene Tony Borello Larry Odom Diana Upton Laurel (last name?)