Former 'Rocky Mountain News' Photo Editor Joins 'Washington Times'

By: Joe Strupp Janet Reeves, a former Rocky Mountain News photo editor who helped lead its photo staff to three Pulitzer Prizes in the last 10 years, has been named assistant managing editor for photography at The Washington Times.

"Janet is one of the country?s best premiere photojournalists, a leader in embracing the enormous opportunities that 21st century convergence has afforded the news industry,? John Solomon, Times executive editor and VP/content, said in a statement. "Her impeccable news judgment, her gift for compelling visual story telling and her commitment to excellence will propel our efforts to transform the Times
from a newspaper company to a multimedia news powerhouse."

Reeves led the photography staff at the Rocky Mountain News to two Pulitzer Prizes for Breaking News: one in 2000 for its coverage of the Columbine school shooting and the other in 2003 for the Colorado wildfires. She led her team to a third Pulitzer in 2006 for Feature Photography for its "Final Salute" expose that documented the work of the Armed Forces members called upon to notify families of the deaths of their sons and daughters in Iraq.

"I am honored and excited to be joining the staff of the Washington Times. I can't think of a more interesting time or place to begin a new chapter and adventure in my career," Reeves said in a statement. ?I look forward to bringing my experience from the late and great Rocky Mountain News, and mixing it with the talented and long-time respected photo staff at the Times."


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