Monica Herndon, Photographer

Monica Herndon

Photographer

I did not come to Tampa with my sights set on sports photography, but I’ve come to love it. There are few better feelings than watching a touchdown pass come right into the end zone where you’re ready and waiting. I got my first taste of that adrenaline rush as a student journalist at the University of Miami. Since then I’ve photographed numerous Rays walkoffs, many Bucs losses, the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, SEC and ACC Championships, Women’s Final Four, and even the College Football Playoff National Championship. When I’m not on the field I produce the WriteLane podcast, shoot daily stories, food reviews, and pretty much any other assignment.

Photos: Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the Miami Dolphins for their first home preseason game

Tampa Bay Buccaneers players including defensive end Noah Spence (57) take the field for the preseason game against the Miami Dolphins on August 16, 2019 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. MONICA HERNDON   |   Times
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took on the Miami Dolphins for preseason action Friday at Raymond James Stadium. The Buccaneers will face the Cleveland Browns on August 23 and open the regular season...

Photos: Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the Miami Dolphins for their first home preseason game

Tampa Bay Buccaneers players including defensive end Noah Spence (57) take the field for the preseason game against the Miami Dolphins on August 16, 2019 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. MONICA HERNDON   |   Times
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took on the Miami Marlins for preseason action Friday at Raymond James Stadium. The Buccaneers will face the Cleveland Browns on August 23 and open the regular season against

Three years after Pulse shooting, psychological wounds still raw. ‘This isn’t something that’s going to heal itself’

MONICA HERNDON   |   TimesPulse survivor Orlando Torres, posed for a portrait on June 10, 2019 at the Pulse Interim Memorial, in Orlando, Florida. On June 12, 2016, 49 people died in a mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub. Torres survived by hiding in the bathroom.
Concerns over survivors, mental health funding tug at community. This year, the pain will feel ‘different.'

Photos: Notre Dame takes on Baylor for the Women’s NCAA Tournament national championship

The Baylor Lady Bears celebrate a late basket during the final minutes against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Women's NCAA championship game Monday, April 7, 2019 in Tampa. The Baylor Lady Bears won 82-81. [ALLIE GOULDING  |   Times]
The Lady Bears defeated the Fighting Irish 82-81 for the Women’s NCAA national championship.

Photos: UConn and Notre Dame face off for the second NCAA Women’s Final Four semifinal

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick, right, hugs Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Muffet McGraw after defeating the 81-76 in their NCAA Women's Final Four semifinal game Friday, April 5, 2019 in Tampa. Notre Dame Fighting Irish will face Baylor in the final on Sunday. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]
Notre Dame defeated UConn 81-76 and will face Baylor in the final on Sunday.