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Chris Urso - Photo Director, News & Sports

Photo Director, News & Sports

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. James Lint, 75, left, kisses his wife, Joanne Lint, 75, of Cleveland, OH, while renewing their vows during Pinellas County's 18th annual mass wedding ceremony at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo. The couple have been married for 53 years.
  2. An aerial drone view of the scene where a small plane crashed into a mobile home at the Bayside Waters mobile home park.
  3. Suspended Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren speaks during a video news conference from his home in Tampa on Monday.
  4. A pair of white pelicans are pictured at Crescent Lake Park in late December. The birds migrate south every winter.
  5. Firefighters work to extinguish a jet fuel fire that shot flames 40 feet into the night sky at Tampa International Airport on Wednesday in Tampa.
  6. A squall of thunderstorms makes landfall on the Dunedin Causeway bringing heavy rain and wind to the area ahead on Tuesday, Jan 9, 2024, in Dunedin.
  7. Tampa Bay Rays centerfielder Manuel Margot celebrates hitting a walk-off RBI single in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Sept. 21. The Rays beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-4.
  8. Emmitt Wilson becomes emotional near the scene where his son 14-year-old son Elijah Wilson was killed along Ybor City’s Seventh Avenue in October.
  9. John Yanchoris of Dunedin launches his drone along the Dunedin Causeway on Nov. 20.
  10. Aug. 10, 2023• The Education Gradebook
    With the welcome sign displayed in the lawn, the East Lake High school band heads out to the school entrance to perform as students arrive on the school campus on the first day of school at East Lake Middle and East Lake High on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2023 in Tarpon Springs.
  11. The marquee for Allendale United Methodist Church is seen Monday in St. Petersburg.
  12. March 21, 2023• Environment
    Two male mute swans feed along the banks of a small pond Tuesday in Palm Harbor.
  13. March 7, 2023• The Buzz on Florida Politics
  14. Walter Evans enseña Shotokan, una forma tradicional de karate, y Sanuces Ryu jujitsu a estudiantes principiantes el lunes 9 de mayo de 2022 en el Centro Recreativo North Greenwood en Clearwater. Evans fundó la Escuela de Supervivencia Shihan en 2005 y ofrece programas que combaten el aumento de la obesidad juvenil, la diabetes, la violencia, el acoso escolar, las actividades de pandillas, el comportamiento delictivo, el suicidio, el uso de drogas y otros problemas sociales.
  15. Walter Evans teaches Shotokan, a traditional form of karate, and Sanuces Ryu jujitsu to beginner students on May 9 at the North Greenwood Recreation Center in Clearwater. Evans founded the Shihan School of Survival in 2005 and offers programs that combat the increase of youth obesity, violence, suicide, drug use and other societal issues.
  16. The SpaceX Falcon 9 is seen transitioning an almost full moon just after takeoff Saturday, Oct. 8, from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
  17. Freda Brown, 83, of New Port Richey is seen riding the new section of the Pinellas Duke Energy Trail north segment Friday in Clearwater.