The Daily Illini

University of Illinois:
Bachelor’s in Advertising, Class of 1997

John J. Kim is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, whose work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and the Oakland Tribune, among other publications. He earned the 2011 Pulitzer in local reporting as part of team reporting on city homicides for the Sun-Times. Kim has worked for the Tribune since 2012, contributing daily coverage throughout the newspaper. He’s also captured numerous iconic sports photos for the paper, including images from the Chicago Cubs’ 2016 World Series run. During college, Kim was a Daily Illini photographer.

This bio was written at the time of John J. Kim’s inauguration into the 2022 Illini Media Hall of Fame.