I’m a visual journalist at St. Louis Public Radio in St. Louis, Missouri.
Previously, I was a staff photojournalist at the Naples Daily News in Naples, Florida after working at the Tampa Bay Times as a photo intern, multimedia producer and online picture editor.
Before my time in the Sunshine State, I worked as a contract photographer at the New York Daily News - my hometown newspaper - after graduating from the State University of N.Y. at Stony Brook with a degree in sociology and journalism. I've also worked as an editorial intern at Popular Photography magazine, a reporting intern at The Oregonian and a publications intern at The Interdependent – a news magazine published by the United Nations Association of the USA.
I'm lucky to have been welcomed into the extended families that make up the New York Times Student Journalism Institute, the Chips Quinn Scholars Program, the Eddie Adams Workshop and The Kalish visual editing workshop. And I'm proud to have served as a mentor and educator with the We. Hear. You Project, NAHJ and SPJ's student multimedia projects and NPR's Next Gen Radio workshop.
My work has been recognized by Pictures of the Year International, the Florida Society of News Editors and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. In 2014, I was selected to participate in The New York Times' New York Portfolio Review.
I'm available for assignments in St. Louis and the surrounding areas. Past clients include The New York Times, Buzzfeed and National Geographic.
//photo by Leah Millis