Local 41 Photographer Bill Beauchamp: A “Giant” in Chicago TV

Wilfred “Bill” Beauchamp, a photographer at WFLD-TV (FOX) in Chicago, passed suddenly on August 19 at the age of 57. 

            His friends left many remembrances on his Facebook page, including:

            “We lost a giant in Chicago television this weekend: our loving friend and co-worker and Union brother, Bill Beauchamp.”

            “Bill wasn’t an “on-air” talent, but oh how talented he was.”

            “Bill also didn't collect a fistful of Emmys, instead collecting a handful PLUS of loyal friends.”

            “An excellent news photographer and efficient editor, it was Bill who led the way to the breaking news on the street and lead stories in the newsroom. Never saying ‘No’ to an assignment, he would fill shifts both day and night.”

            “Bill’s laugh was deep, infectious and genuine.”

            Beauchamp attended Fenwick High School in Oak Park, IL, and Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. He was a devoted and loving father of Erica Ann, the adoring husband of the late Barbara, and a dearly beloved son of Carol (the late Wilfred) Beauchamp.

As published in the Fall 2017 NABET News