Twin Cities Sports TV Community Mourns the Loss of Veteran Camera Operator Dan Dettman

Dettman was a regular behind the camera at Minnesota sporting events for decades

The sports television community in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota are mourning following the loss of beloved veteran camera operator Dan Dettman.

Dettman, 68, worked for KSTP-TV in St. Paul, and was also a veteran camera operator for the local regional sports network, Fox Sports North, regularly working camera on broadcasts of the Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Wild, Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota United, and local collegiate events.

Dan Dettman, a veteran camera operator in the Twin Cities area, passed away on Monday. (Photo courtesy: @davesniadak on Twitter)

“Dan was the patriarch of sports television photography in our area,” Charlie Cushing, an audio technician that worked sports broadcasts in the area with Dettman since 2006 said to the Star Tribune. “One of the hardest working guys on the crew. He was wildly talented covering any sport on any camera. He was 68 years old and still throwing a 50 pound camera on his shoulder.”

According to the Star Tribune, Dettman, 68, was found after a fallen tree rolled onto him outside his Minnetonka home on Monday afternoon.

On Tuesday evening, Twitter filled with tributes to Dan from many in the Minneapolis/St. Paul media community:

https://twitter.com/MarneyGellner/status/1308633175653048321

https://twitter.com/FSNGorg/status/1308585693703213056

 

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