Heather is a multimedia photojournalist at the Chicago Tribune. Her work at the Tribune earned her the Illinois Best of Multimedia Shooter of the Year award in 2009, 2010 and 2011. In 2010, she was also awarded the Peter Lisagor Award for Best Use of Video. After graduating from Ohio University, Heather worked at the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, New York and then accepted a multimedia photojournalist position at the Indianapolis Star. While there, she was awarded the 2008 Indiana News Photographers Association Multimedia Year End Contest Winner. She also completed internships at The Marietta (Ohio) Times, The Newport News (Va.) Daily Press, The Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel, The South Bend (Ind.) Tribune and The Minneapolis (Minn.) Star Tribune.