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Title: Photographer
Department: Newsroom
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William DeShazer comes to Naples from the Chicago Tribune. He graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2007 with a degree in photojournalism. William has held internships with the Idaho Statesman, The Flint Journal and The Herald (Jasper, IN) as well as the Dallas Morning News. He has freelanced for The Courier-Journal, The Blood-Horse Magazine, The Star-Ledger and Golfweek. He has also held a staff photo position at the Concord Monitor.

William has been recognized by the College Photographer of the Year contest and the National Press Photographers Association. In 2006, he competed in the National Hearst Journalism Awards Championship and earned first place honors for photojournalism. William won first place for the 2009 Illinois Photographer of the Year and recently placed third for 2010 Illinois Photographer of the Year.

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Position History

  • Photographer
    06/11/2012 - current

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Recent Work

  • Our World: The sibling challenge Published 10/12/2013 at 4 a.m.

    Daily News Photojournalist William DeShazer shares his photo of the week.

  • Our World: Four-legged Friends Published 09/14/2013 at 4 a.m.

    William DeShazer shares his photo of the week.

  • OUR WORLD: Light in the darkness Published 08/03/2013 at 4 a.m.

    Daily News photojournalist Will DeShazer shares his photo of the week. Take a look at how Naples tackled the Trayvon Martin issue.

  • OUR WORLD: Sweat equity forges young marine bonds Published 07/05/2013 at 5:54 p.m.

    They're known as Future Marines and on a sunny day in Golden Gate, they're learning how to think like them.

  • Our World: Rite of Passage Published 06/07/2013 at 11:16 a.m.

    Daily News Photojournalist William DeShazer shares his photo of the week. He writes, "High school was never a priority for me. I spent most of my senior year hiding in the photography darkroom. I’d cut classes and school pep rallies ...

  • Memorial Day: Local World War II veterans share their stories Published 05/27/2013 at 5:30 a.m.

    They stormed the beaches on D-Day and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. To honor them today, Daily News staff photojournalist William DeShazer photographed distinguished World War II veterans living in Southwest Florida. Read their profiles and see and ...

  • OUR WORLD: Pro(sthetic) hockey Published 03/14/2013 at 4:58 p.m.

    It appeared to be typical night inside the Fort Myers Skatium. Music blared as energetic youth circle the skating rink under rotating flashing lights.

  • Our World: The amazing alligator Published 11/10/2012 at 5:38 p.m.

    It was the call of the wild that took me to the Everglades — an alligator’s call. And for my first trip east across U.S. 41 South, the Tamiami Trail, I was armed with nothing but my Mamiya C330, a ...

  • OUR WORLD: Pretty in Pink Published 10/06/2012 at 4 a.m.

    OUR WORLD: a look through the lens with the Daily News photojournalists.

  • Our world: Flash of recognition Published 09/08/2012 at 4 a.m.

    OUR WORLD: take a look at the top photograph of the week, provided by the Daily News photographers.

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