MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The CBS4 Newsroom took pause Wednesday afternoon to honor longtime photojournalist Manny Alvarez for his 30th anniversary of working at the station.

The newsroom came to a halt when a loud, standing ovation roared across the room as co-workers celebrated the momentous occasion.

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CBS, known as the Tiffany Network, awarded its longtime employee with a gift certificate from Tiffany’s.

News Director Liz Roldan also presented Alvarez with a cake and there were lots of hugs all around.

Alvarez, who started his career at CBS in 1984, said “I love waking up, walking my dogs and coming to work.”

Alvarez is a beloved, award-winning photojournalist and he’s known for making people laugh wherever he goes.

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He posted on his Facebook page, “Throughout these 30 years, I’ve seen the world through the lens of my camera. I’ve covered news stories from the Middle East to Washington D.C. When I started my career Reagan was President, Gore was still working on inventing the Internet and my kids hadn’t been born yet! Today, Stefanie is 26, Elizabeth is 24, William is 20 and I’m married to a former CBS intern. To all of my friends and colleagues, thanks for the memories!”

This veteran photographer is a former board member of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

He is a 2008 recipient of the Silver Circle Award by NATAS for significant contributions to television.

He’s also won an Emmy Award and an Edward R. Murrow Award.


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