WFLA Chief Photojournalist Paul Lamison passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 3, after suffering a heart attack. He was just 57 years old. He leaves behind a wife, daughters and several siblings.
Paul had a profound impact on us at News Channel 8 — and the Tampa Bay (Florida) area. Most viewers likely knew him as the man with the best seat in the house, an integral part of our morning team and our eye in the sky in the Eagle 8 news helicopter — monitoring everything from the morning commute to the Gasparilla parade. But to us, he was so much more.