James Borchuck came to the Times in 2000 after working as a staff photographer at the Detroit News and Macon (Ga.) Telegraph. He covered mostly sports assignments including the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, three Super Bowls, the World Series, college Bowl Championship Series and NCAA Final Four. In 2012, Borchuck went back to daily news coverage and began to utilize video in his daily assignments. He has been nominated for three Emmy awards in the last two years.
This video is part of an Emmy nominated series that I did with Tampa columnist Sue Carlton and editor John Martin on the homeless in Hillsborough County. We did in-depth profiles of every homeless person who died in Hillsborough the previous year. There were three videos in the series; two were profiles of individuals who passed away and one was a positive solution video that the county has come up with to combat homelessness.