Steve Sweitzer has over 30 years of broadcast TV news experience, mostly at WISH-TV in Indianapolis; shooting, writing, editing, field producing and as Chief Photographer and News Operations Manager. Among his numerous awards, he has been Indiana News Photographer of the Year and taken a first place in the Associated Press reporting category.
He is the owner of Sweitzer Productions, a multimedia services company. He is a former president of the National Press Photographers Association and has received their Sprague Award, the organization’s highest honor for his achievements and contributions to the field of photojournalism.
For the past 14 years, Steve has taught courses for the Journalism Department at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) where he received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, their highest honor for an adjunct professor.
Steve is chair of the NPPA’s Advanced StoryTelling Workshop and the online workshop, Video Storytelling With the Pro. He has judged numerous contests including the NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism contest and the White House News Photographers contest.