Keith W. Jenkins


Keith W. Jenkins began working at NPR July 2008 as the supervising senior producer for multimedia. In this role, he oversees the multimedia unit of NPR.org, responsible for the photography and videography throughout the site. Jenkins and his staff work with NPR shows, reporters and editors on reporting projects providing compelling visuals to match the rich audio storytelling of NPR (formerly National Public Radio).

Jenkins spent thirteen years at The Washington Post working in a variety of capacities. He served as a staff photographer and photography director of washingtonpost.com, photography editor of The Washington Post Magazine and deputy assistant managing editor for photography at the newspaper. From 1997 to 1999, Jenkins worked as AOL's first director of photography. Jenkins began his photography career working for the graphic designer Dietmar R. Winkler and then spent five years as a staff photographer for The Boston Globe.

Acclaim for Jenkins' work as a photographer and editor has come from the National Press Photographer's Association, White House News Photographers Association, Radio and Television Correspondent's Association, University of Missouri, Society of News Design, the Society of Publication Designers and the Art Director's Clubs of New York, Boston and Washington. In 2007, Jenkins was the photo editor for The Washington Post's Pulitzer Prize-winning series on Walter Reed Army Medical Center and received an Emmy in 2011 as a senior producer on NPR's 'Project Song - Moby'.

Throughout his career, Jenkins has given lectures and presentations on photography and multimedia at schools and organizations, including the New England School of Photography, Rhode Island School of Design, The Poynter Institute, University of Miami and American Press Institute. He currently teaches multimedia as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, in Washington, D.C. Jenkins is a graduate of Brandeis University and the Boston University School of Law. He was a member of the 2012 multimedia contest jury.

Keith W. Jenkins