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About Me

Visual Journalist and Editor with over 20 years experience in the industry.


Jill Karnicki is an award-winning photo editor at the Houston Chronicle.  During her 16 years there, she has helped lead a team of incredibly talented visual journalists through every situation Texas can throw at them. From natural disasters, civil unrest, politics, a global pandemic, major sporting events, and even the doldrums of summer, Jill has helped lead the staff at the Chronicle through some pretty incredible times.  She feels she is at her best when she is helping the staff to achieve their highest level of work possible all while pushing them beyond their comfort zones to help them grow in this ever-changing industry.  


Before coming to the Houston Chronicle, Jill was a photo editor at the Washington Post for two years.  Prior to that, she spent 7 years as the chief photographer for three Los Angeles Times community newspapers photographing everything from little league to the Dodgers.

Jill is also a proud dog mom, live music seeker, needlepoint enthusiast, wanna-be violin player, tap dancer, crossword puzzle solver, and fan of all people and things that are positive and good.

Contact Me

Tel: 713.703.7169

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