Jeff Scarborough, who now lives in Conifer, arrived at Ground Zero two minutes after the second plane hit.
Scarborough's job was to get a live shot up as soon as possible. Within 10 minutes, he was on the air from the scene.
9NEWS spoke with Scarborough Monday. He says the news of Osama bin Laden's death impacts him personally. He was there when both towers collapsed and wasn't sure he would survive.
"It was surreal. It was the most horror you can possibly imagine," Scarborough said. "As far as I'm concerned, Osama bin Laden made me run for my life three times that day so it's something very personal for me and my family."
Scarborough received an award from NBC, recognizing him for his bravery, judgment and leadership during the events of 9/11.
Scarborough has written a book, September's Camera, detailing his about his experience.
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