CNN mourns one of our own
January 31st, 2011
05:32 PM ET

CNN mourns one of our own

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Those of us at CNN are mourning the loss of one of our beloved photojournalists, Jerry Thompson, who passed away this weekend after a long-fought battle with brain cancer.

Jerry was not only a wonderful cameraman and photojournalist, he was also a friend to many. He joined CNN in 1985 and was on the front row of many events, including many at the White House. You may not have realized it but you saw his work for years and years as he was the steady eye and hand behind the camera. Whether it be for a high-profile interview or presidential news conference or world summit, Jerry was one of the ones who brought us pictures of so many historical moments. Beyond his consummate skills, he was a caring friend who made every work environment a great experience. All of us who had the chance to be on a shoot with Jerry can count it as a blessing to have been able work along side of him. He was a truly great guy.

Jerry leaves behind a wife and three sons and a host of friends and colleagues. We'll miss him tremendously.


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  1. Diane Raymond

    Our most heartfelt condolences go to his wife and three sons. It is time to find a cure for GBM IV – takes too many good people.

    February 1, 2011 at 12:58 pm |
  2. M. Tillotson

    I thought CNN cut Jerry loose because his medical bills were piling up. Did I misunderstand? I hope so...

    February 1, 2011 at 1:09 pm |