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Danese Kenon

Managing Editor of Visuals, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Danese Kenon is a dynamic visual educator with nearly two decades of photojournalism experience. After receiving her bachelor’s in English from Virginia State University, she attended The Poynter Institute in St.


Petersburg, Fla., as a Visual Fellow. 

She started her career as a photographer at The Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, NY, then earned a master’s in photography from the SI Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. A Pulliam Fellowship took Kenon to The Indianapolis Star, where she was a photographer, multimedia journalist, and editor. She moved into management as Assistant Managing Editor/Visuals at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and later as the Deputy Director of

Video/Multimedia at the Tampa Bay Times

Kenon is the Managing Editor of Visuals the Philadelphia Inquirer. She teaches multimedia journalism in The Kalish and Multimedia Immersion video storytelling workshops and to NABJ student journalists. Follow her on Twitter @danesekenon.

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