BISMARCK, N.D. - Our very own photographer Dwayne Walker has been working in the television business for 50 years. Forty-four of those were spent at KFYR-TV. But today we say goodbye, as he's finally retiring from the business.
"I've been the eyes and ears of the state of North Dakota and the citizens of Bismarck," said Dwayne Walker.
Most of what you see on screen, most likely came from the chief photographers lens.
"I feel very honored to have done that to keep the community and residents updated and informed, visually," said Walker.
He's been an inspiration to all who've had a chance to work with him.
"He always knew when you went out with him that you're going to get exactly what you needed. That really takes a lot of the stress out of being a reporter, when you know that you're an actual team. He is definitely that person," said Monica Hannan, KFYR-TV Anchor.
He will be missed at KFYR, but it's not goodbye forever. Dwayne will still help out at the station from time to time.
"I'll still be available to shoot video for the news department and to fly their drone. I'm a licensed pilot for the drone, so they'll be calling me when they need some drone footage," said Dwayne.
When asked what he'll be doing with his new spare time, Dwayne says he'll spend it traveling and hunting this fall.
He also says it's bitter sweet leaving, but it's time for him to make his exit.
"It's been a pleasure of mine to serve the public of the state of North Dakota, keep them informed and to let them see firsthand what's happening in our state. I've hoped they've enjoyed my work over the past fifty years," said Walker.
Dwayne Walker, we wish you nothing but the best, and hope you have a great retirement. Thank you for all that you've done here at KFYR-TV and around town.