About 

  • Bernadette Tuazon is the director of photography for CNN Digital, where she oversees photo coverage of breaking news and features. Tuazon manages a team of photo editors spread across Atlanta, New York, Washington, D.C., and London.

    Her photo team has won the 2019 Webby Awards for Best Use of Photography for Website Features and Design, along with awards in several photo categories for the 2019 Picture of the Year. In 2020, her team won the Visa d'or: Daily Press award.

    Notable CNN photography and editorial projects include:

    The defining photos of the pandemic — and the stories behind them

    2020 The year in pictures

    100 photos that defined the decade

    I was raped and broken. So I picked up my camera

    CNN takes you to The Inauguration of Donald J. Trump

    The Royal Wedding: The closest you'll get without actually being there

    Before joining CNN, Tuazon was a senior photo editor for the Associated Press for more than two decades. There, she covered breaking news, sports and features, and worked with photographers on a variety of multimedia projects.

    While at the AP, Tuazon was part of the team who was awarded the 2010 Edward R. Murrow Award for video news documentary, Killer Blue: Baptized by Fire. She was also an official honoree of the 2009 Webby Awards, for the Depth of Field series and the 2009 Webby Awards official honoree of the 2008 elections time-lapse project.

    Tuazon has also served as a juror for AAJA, Visa Pour I'Image, a reviewer for the New York Portfolio Review, Vogue International Portfolio Review, and in 2018 was a mentor for Women Photograph.

    Tuazon studied General and International Studies at Columbia University in New York and graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines, with a B.A. in Communication, Major in Journalism.

    She currently lives in Atlanta with her husband, two girls, and their excitable 90-pound Goldendoodle.