Ayrika Whitney

Based in Nashville, Tenn.

AWARDS/HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2017 Tennessee Press Association, Public Service Award, Homeless in Clarksville

  • 2016 Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors,
    Multimedia, 1st place

  • 2016 Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors, Photojournalism, 1st place

  • 2016 Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors,
    Spot news photograph, 1st place

  • 2016 Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors,
    Video, 3rd place

  • 2016 Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors,
    Sports photograph, 3rd place

  • 2016 Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors,
    Video, honorable mention

Ayrika attended Ohio University from 2009 - 2013 and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication with a specialization in Sports Management and Administration. 

 

Sports are her passion, and was selected to attend the Sports Shooter Academy in 2013 where she and other aspiring sports photographers worked along side some of the top sports photojournalist in the country. She worked for WOUB during her time on campus, providing them with photographs of various sporting events. Ayrika also had an internship with the Southern Ohio Copperheads, a summer collegiate baseball team sponsored by the MLB and was their team photographer and designer for their 2012 summer season. Immediately following graduation, she relocated to Western Massachusetts for an internship and later moved to the Boston area freelancing. 

 

She is currently located in Nashville working at the Tennessean for the USA TODAY NETWORK - Tennessee as a multimedia producer handling video, livestreaming, social media and podcasting for the state.

Contact Ayrika - 

ayrikalyndsayphoto@gmail.com

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