DULUTH — As we look ahead to 2024, the News Tribune reflects on some moments that captivated the Northland in 2023. Digital producers Wyatt Buckner and Dan Williamson assembled more than 200 videos during the year. While piecing together just some of them into an overview video, they each had a chance to reflect on their favorite videos they produced in 2023.
- Resort Staff Braves Elements to Rescue Terrified Stray Dog in Wild Storm
- Dad Of ‘Smallest Dog’ In The World Was Willing To Do Anything To Protect Her
- FROM BUBBLED PUP TO PLAYGROUND EXPLORER: SALLY’S INSPIRING JOURNEY TO FREEDOM
- PUPPY WITH HUGE ABDOMEN ABANDONED IN A CARDBOARD BOX
- The unlikely story of the first celebrity dog
Wyatt Buckner’s favorite video — Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon starting line
Buckner is no stranger to covering the
Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon,
with his first race coverage taking place during the polar vortex of 2019. However, this was his first time covering the marathon for the Duluth News Tribune.
Though he produced multiple videos throughout the race at checkpoints and the finish line, it was the starting line where he had the chance to highlight a particular sled dog who had recovered from a snowmobile accident a year before the race. In a race with hundreds of dogs, he was excited to focus on one dog’s story.
Other videos Buckner is proud of:
Dan Williamson’s favorite video — Mason Branstrator’s desire to inspire
Following the theme of recovery, Williamson helped tell Mason Branstrator’s story of receiving a spinal cord injury after a skiing accident in January 2021. Through his recovery journey, he’s been able to reach and inspire others through social media.
According to Williamson, “Just meeting this young man and hearing his story. Despite his situation, his positive outlook on life and his desire to help others is truly inspiring. It was an honor to play a part in sharing his story.”
Other videos Williamson is proud of:
Wyatt Buckner is a Digital Producer for the Duluth News Tribune, where he has worked since June 2022.