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Former WTOC employee named one of TIME's Most Influential People of 2016

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Dr. Lee Berger, a former WTOC employee and world famous scientist, was named one of Time Magazine's Most Influential People of 2016.

The TIME 100 list includes Dr. Lee Berger who is a noted paleoanthropologist, graduate of Georgia Southern University, and Sylvania/Screven County, Georgia native.

Berger's participated in and lead expeditions in Africa and around the world since the late 1990's, and he rocked the fossil world this past year with news he discovered a new type of prehuman.

Long before he became a world renowned paleoanthropologist, Berger worked as a news photographer at WTOC. In 1987, he won a National Press Photographers Association Humanitarian Award for throwing his camera down and jumping into the Savannah River to save a drowning woman.

To read more about Berger and see the entire list of Time's most influential people, click here.

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