Hank Cherry won the 50th Bassmaster Classic on Sunday, and rightfully that's the big story this week. But I wanted to shine a little light on a tireless crew working behind the scenes to bring you the big stories via Bassmaster.com, our social media, and Bassmaster and B.A.S.S. Times magazines. Appropriately this photo was taken in the Birmingham Legacy Arena bathroom located in our workroom. The backstory on this photo location is that for several years we've worked the Classic in arena locker rooms which had open bathrooms. People would hurry in and relieve themselves, ignoring the fact that we were working just a few feet away. That has created some consternation amongst this crew, and some gallows humor. We had a little fun with our photo this year.
From left to right that's Phil Lawless (web), Chris Mitchell (web), Laurie Tisdale (magazines), Emily Hand (social media), Breanne Jackson (magazines), Natalie Landers (magazines) and Jim Sexton (web and social). This crew worked 12-14 hour days during the Classic, processing 50,000 photos, and publishing tons of videos and stories to the website and social media. Throughout it all, good humor and teamwork prevailed. I'm proud to have ridden with you!