Tim Flannagan, ‘The Video Guy’, has passed away | WJHL


(WJHL) – Well-known local media figure Tim Flannagan has passed away.

Julia Flannagan, Tim’s wife, told News Channel 11 that he died suddenly on Wednesday December 1 from congestive heart failure.

While Flannagan launched his flagship company The Video Guy in 2014, his media work has expanded much further.

Julia said he got his start in local media working on his own ideas like video wedding invitations and business cards before moving on to local advertisements. While working on these, Julia said he found out about live streaming and connected with a group with Switcher Studios.

Once he got the experience he needed, Tim worked to broadcast a myriad of local events such as sports games, concerts and graduation ceremonies.

“Overall, Tim was just a loving and caring person,” said Julia. “He always went out of his way to help people and it shows in the number of lives he touched.”

Most recently, Flannagan could be seen in almost every courtroom in several counties surrounding the Tri-Cities, as he helped tweak their live broadcast setup. Julia said his schedule was overloaded as COVID-19 impacted public meetings, and he began working to broadcast local church services, school board meetings and community interest plays.

His work has helped connect local officials with the public for years.

Flannagan’s business and personal pages now host hundreds of memorial messages from clients and friends.

“We will miss Tim,” said Susan Saylor, communications director for Washington County. “His professionalism, and especially his friendship, will be missed. Tim always stepped in when we needed him for special meetings and worked to make sure our meetings were broadcast flawlessly. He was our Video Guy, and just a joy to work with.

Tim is survived by Julia and her son, TJ.

Julia said funeral arrangements were made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home in Bristol and were incomplete as of December 3.


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