2021 Still Picture Editing Division Chairperson
Danese is also new to our team and will take the helm of the Stills Picture Editing division. She is a dynamic visual educator with nearly two decades of photojournalism experience. Danese is the director of photography and video at the Philadelphia Inquirer. She teaches leadership and multimedia journalism at The Kalish and NPPA’s Multimedia Immersion video storytelling workshops and to student journalists in the National Association of Black Journalists. After receiving her bachelor’s in English from Virginia State University, she attended The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida, as a Visual Fellow. She started her career as a photographer at The Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, N.Y., then earned a master’s in photography from the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. A Pulliam Fellowship took her to The Indianapolis Star, where she was a photographer, multimedia journalist and editor. She moved into management as assistant managing editor/visuals at the Pittsburgh Post Gazette and later as the deputy director of video/multimedia at the Tampa Bay Times.