A lot of people might not know this, but Scott Doelling said he began his television career as a weekend sports reporter in Marquette, Mich., at the age of 18.
He worked there at WLUC-TV throughout college at Northern Michigan University and became a full time news reporter after graduation.
"It's funny to look back and think someone actually allowed my voice and face on TV for a couple years," Doelling said.
He decided to move behind the camera in 1991 were he went to work for "Moore Outdoors," an outdoors hunting and fishing show. Doelling said he traveled across North America and captured video of animals in the wild. From there, he moved to Green Bay, Wisc., and WFRV-TV, where he was a photographer and bureau chief. Doelling said he covered the Green Bay Packers at their pinnacle when players like Brett Favre and Reggie White were in the prime of their careers.
In 1996, Doelling moved to Columbus and started work at 10TV. He said that at first he thought Columbus would be another stop on his career ladder, but then the city grew on him, especially when the Columbus Blue Jackets began playing in 2000.
"The best part of my job as a photographer is that it's different every day," Doelling said. "I never know where the news will take me and who I'll get to meet and that's what keeps me coming back each day."
Doelling said his all-time favorite story he has covered was with 10TV's Chuck Strickler. A 9-year-old boy in Powell started his own little money-making endeavor with a snow cone machine.
"He was a great character to profile and to tell the viewers about," Doelling said. "All the pieces just fell into place that day and we had a great story that I won't forget."
Doelling has won awards from The Associated Press in Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio, along with taking home awards from the National Press Photographers Association and earning three Emmy Awards from the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Doelling enjoys digital photography, playing tennis, working on projects around the house and attending Blue Jackets games with his wife.