Farewell to editor Phil Lowe after 30 years at Fox 2 - FOX 35 News Orlando

Farewell to editor Phil Lowe after 30 years at Fox 2

Posted: Updated:

By Rob Wolchek
Fox 2 News


SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -- You've never heard of Phil Lowe, but if you've ever enjoyed a fast paced Hall of Shame, a Problem Solver investigation, or just about any great story here on Fox 2, you've enjoyed his work.

"I did a little of everything when I started here.  I was a sound man.  I was a camera man," said Lowe.

But where he really found his calling was as an editor.

Lowe's a guy who could take five hours worth of raw footage, a folder or two full of investigative documents and a reporter's voice track and with his talents put it all together to make an informative and entertaining story you see on TV -- never too flashy, but always with style.

"I liken it to being an umpire in a baseball game," Lowe said.  "You never notice the good ones, yet if somebody is sitting back and saying 'oh, that editing stinks' or 'wow, that editing was great', they're really kind of missing the point of the story.  The story should be everything.  You know what I mean?  It's not about me.  It's about making sure that the story is good."

Assistant News Director Kevin Roseborough knows when he's got a big story, Lowe's the guy to edit it.

"Without Phil, all we've got is a bunch of audio and video files in the computer.  Phil is who makes it into great television," he said.

Lowe's not only a super editor, he's just a super smart guy about everything.  An English major in college, he also makes sure us reporters sound smarter then we really are.

Lowe can take a few pieces of paper and create a graphic that tells a story.

Lowe can take a piece of music and rework it to fit a story seamlessly.

A story edited by Lowe looks more like a little movie, which is what he hopes to do when he moves on after 30 years here at Fox 2 going back to school to start a new career working on movies.

Editing a story with Phil Lowe is truly a partnership.

"That's one of the things that makes the pieces so successful is the close collaboration we've had over the years and the mutual respect," he told me.

Phil Lowe's a guy behind the scenes, but he'll always be a star here at Fox 2.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • VIDEO: Witness says man roughed up by Clinton Township police, hospital security

    VIDEO: Witness says man roughed up by Clinton Township police, hospital security

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:25:38 GMT
    In a video spreading across social media, a Michigan man says police and hospital security roughed up a man.
    In a video spreading across social media, a Michigan man says police and hospital security roughed up a man.
  • Large two truck crash closes I-75, second accident nearby

    Large two truck crash closes I-75, second accident nearby

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:57 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:57:29 GMT
    A crash involving two semi trucks shut down I-75 tonight, according to Michigan State Police.
    A crash involving two semi trucks shut down I-75 tonight, according to Michigan State Police.
  • Detroit Tigers acquire pitcher David Price

    Detroit Tigers acquire pitcher David Price

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:35:47 GMT
    The Tigers have acquired pitcher David Price from the Rays in a three-team trade that reportedly involves the Mariners, according to reports. The clubs have not commented on or confirmed the report.  Jackson goes to Mariners; Smyly, Franklin also involved in three-way deal
    The Tigers have acquired pitcher David Price from the Rays in a three-team trade that reportedly involves the Mariners, according to reports. The clubs have not commented on or confirmed the report.  Jackson goes to Mariners; Smyly, Franklin also involved in three-way deal
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices