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Chris Urso - Assistant Photography Editor

Assistant Photography Editor

Growing up in Southern California was great but in 2005 I needed to make a drastic move. This move was not caused by my fear of earthquakes but my fear of not having a career in the vocation I adored. Family in tow we trekked cross country, on a plane, and landed at The Tampa Tribune. I am lucky to be one of the few who were plucked by the Tampa Bay Times after the purchase of the Tribune in 2016. My family and I have grown to love the Tampa Bay area. We spend off times floating on the intercostal and biking along the Pinellas Trail. I am extremely passionate about photojournalism and a strong advocate of photojournalism ethics. When asked, I tell people I am just a SoCal expat attempting to live the Florida lifestyle and I make visuals awesome.

  1. My wife, Yolanda Urso, is silhouetted against vivid colors at sunset, just off Honeymoon Island in Dunedin.
  2. Crossing guard Sonia Rodriguez, 69, stops traffic as vehicles pass along Drew Street in Clearwater. Guards spend four hours for their certifications, three hours in a classroom and one hour of practical training.
  3. A hearse containing the body of Pinellas County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Magli is lead by law enforcement vehicles as onlookers watch along Bartelt Road Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 in Holiday. Magli, 30, died after he was struck by a pickup truck that spun out in the median of East Lake Road near Forelock Road in north Pinellas County.