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William B. Knight, also known as Bill Knight, was a news photographer and cameraman. Beginning his career at the Los Angeles Mirror, the afternoon counterpart of the Los Angeles Times, Knight worked for the Los Angeles Mirror for almost a decade before moving to television news and becoming a cameraman for KTLA. During his time as a photojournalist, Knight captured a wide range of events, from wildfires to traffic accidents to the stocking of fish in local lakes. This small collection spans the 1950s to 1980s and consists largely of negatives and audiovisual materials.
William B. Knight, or Bill Knight, was born September 3, 1931 in Los Angeles to Bert and Viola Knight. After graduating from Susan Miller Dorsey High School, Knight started working for the Los Angeles Mirror in his early 20s and had an almost decade-long career as an outdoor and general assignment photojournalist. In the early 1960s, Knight made the switch to television news, becoming a cameraman for KTLA News.
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