About Me

 I am currently a visual producer intern at the Star...
I am currently a visual producer intern at the Star Tribune where I identify visual reporting opportunities, generate story ideas and photo edit for digital and print. I have a passion for photo editing and photography. My extensive journalism education has prepared me with the tools and experience to succeed in my photographic endeavors.

I studied photojournalism at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and had the opportunity to work at the Columbia Missourian - a newsroom covering the city of Columbia and surrounding rural communities. Throughout this time, I have been in various leadership positions in the visuals department including photojournalist, editorial designer, photo editor, and assistant director of photography.

Through my photography, photo editing and design skills, I strive to tell both daily and longform stories. Due to my experience covering a diverse variety of stories through different mediums, I am able to see creative approaches to storytelling with the goal of capturing the heart and purpose of a subject.

Instagram and Twitter: @nicolegphoto3


Photo by Madi Winfield


2024: NPPA Best of Photojournalism: Editor of the Year, Team, Local/Community, 2nd place (Star Tribune)

2024: Pictures of the Year: Angus McDougall Excellence In Editing, finalist (Star Tribune)

2023: Missouri Press Association: Multimedia Reporting First Place Award

2023: Missouri Press Association: Best Photo Package Second Place Award

2023: Missouri Press Association: Best Feature Series Award for homeless issue coverage

2022: LION Publishers' Outstanding Coverage Award finalist for homeless issue coverage

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