DENVER, CO - Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Todd Heisler will be leaving the photography staff of The Rocky Mountain News to join the staff of The New York Times in December.
Rocky editor John Temple informed the staff with a memo Friday congratulating Heisler on the move. "In his five years here Todd has done a range of extraordinary work. We will miss him. But we wish him well in this great new opportunity," Temple wrote in a staff memo.
Heisler, an NPPA member since 1997, won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for his year-long essay, "Final Salute." "Final Salute" also won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for reporter Jim Sheeler.
"We are very excited that Todd is bringing his special vision to The New York Times," assistant managing editor for photography Michele McNally told News Photographer magazine.
Heisler's photographs were also recognized last year with multiple NPPA Best Of Photojournalism contest awards and other top honors from the photojournalism world. He was part of the Rocky's team that won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of Colorado's wildfires. Heisler is a 1994 graduate of Illinois State University.