Alex Slitz



Staff Photojournalist, Lexington Herald-Leader

May 2017 — present  

Duties include shooting still images and video for the Herald-Leader’s digital and print platforms, as well as an active social media presence. As the lead sports photographer, extensive travel to cover the University of Kentucky basketball and football teams. Producing multiple long-term video projects for company wide distribution.

Staff Photojournalist, Evansville Courier & Press

May 2016 — April 2017

Duties included shooting stills and video for print publication as well as Monthly contributions to enterprise reporting through multiple format centerpiece projects. Curating an online presence through social media and photo galleries.

Owner, Alex Slitz Visuals

November 2014 — Present

Duties include providing still images and videos to various clients throughout the country. Working with various news agencies, private companies and individuals to coordinate shoots and cover events.

Staff Photojournalist, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers

May 2014 — November 2014

Duties included shooting stills, video and reporting to provide daily content for print and Working with the investigative reporting team, other photographers and reporters to cover assignments.

Staff Photojournalist, Bowling Green Daily News

November 2009  — May 2014

Duties included generating and shooting assignments, providing the newspaper and website with still images and videos. Working with other photographers and reporters for news and sports coverage.

Photojournalism Intern, The Flint Journal

June 2009 — August 2009

Duties included providing content for as well as a print edition. Daily feature hunting and multiple updates to the website throughout the day.

Photojournalism Intern, The Saginaw News January  2009 — June 2009

Duties included working the evening and weekend shift and shooting mainly high school sports, features and spot news.


Western Kentucky University 

January 2006 - December 2009  — Pursued Bachelor of Arts degree in photojournalism. 

Lakeland Community College

August 2004 - December 2005 — Associates of Arts degree. 

Honors and skills 

Kentucky News Photographers Association 

• Runner-up Kentucky Sports Photographer of the Year  - 2017

• Second place general news - 2014

• Second place feature - 2014

• Honorable mention portrait - 2014

• Second place general news - 2013

• Photographer of the Year - 2013

• Sports Photographer of the Year - 2013 

• Second place general news - 2013

• Second Place feature - 2013 

• Honorable mention portrait - 2013 

• Second place sports picture story - 2013

• Kentucky Photographer of the Year - 2012

• Kentucky Sports Photographer of the Year - 2012

• First place team entry - 2012

• First place picture package - 2012

• First place general news - 2012

• Second place portrait - 2012

• Third place general news - 2012

• First place sports picture story - 2011

• Honorable mention spot news - 2011

• Honorable mention general news - 2011

• First place spot news - 2010

• First place feature - 2009

Indiana  News Photographers Association

• Runner-up Indiana Photographer of the Year  - 2016

• Runner-up Indiana Sports Photographer of the Year  - 2016

Associated Press Sports Editors


• First place in multimedia for Opening Drive video series 


Part-107 drone pilot certification, proficient with all major camera systems, on-location and studio lighting, live-streaming video, 360 video, The Adobe Suite, Final Cut X, Photo Mechanic, Audacity, Macintosh OSX, Facebook and Twitter engagement.


Joe Imel

• Director of Media Operations - Bowling Green Daily News 1.270.783.3273

Kelly Rogers 

• Visuals Editor - Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers 1.772.223.4754 

Denny Simmons 

• Visuals Editor - Evansville Courier & Press 1.812.457.2663 

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