A week earlier, Ethan Sacks of the Daily News was working the night of Sept. 11. He was scheduled to work earlier in the day, but, like many New Yorkers with loved ones in lower Manhattan, was waiting to hear from his wife, who worked in the south tower. She thankfully never made into the building.
"I was in charge that night on a three-person news shift on the website," he said. "We decided to do two editions online one going live at 10 p.m. and one at 4 a.m., so that we could concentrate on really packaging the site well. After hours of feeling unable to help, it felt good at least to get the story out there, to feel like I was doing something, anything constructive on the darkest day in my hometowns history."