Lowell Rose has been with the Spectrum News 1 Rochester team since August of 2019. Prior to this, Lowell spent two years as a reporter for WVIR in Virginia after gaining his newsroom chops as a production assistant and news editor in Richmond. For him, his daily inspiration comes from the ability to meet new people, share their stories and create positive change through reporting on the issues that matter to the Rochester community.
Throughout the countless stories Lowell has covered, one that remains as his most meaningful is his coverage of a traveling group of volunteers that delivered supplies and food to people impacted by Hurricane Florence. Originally, Lowell’s plan was to just cover the group leaving the city of Charlottesville. However, after being encouraged to join the group and travel along, Lowell’s coverage turned into a several piece series where he was able to document the entire journey. The ability to shed light on the importance of the supplies and the impacts the volunteer efforts had on affected families is something Lowell will always keep with him, and is an example of how reporting can make a true difference in people’s lives.
Outside of the newsroom, Lowell enjoys spending time with family and friends while exploring the great Western New York outdoors. A passionate cyclist, Lowell says that when weather permits, you can usually find him riding along the Erie Canal or one of the several river trails throughout the area.