Doral Chenoweth III, 49, joined the Columbus Dispatch in 1990 as a staff photographer. His photojournalism work has covered several social issues including the mortgage crisis, the stress of euthanizing cats on humane shelter workers, and the lack of affordable housing for low-income people. In 2009 he became a videographer for www.dispatch.com, the newspaper’s website.
In January 2011 he produced a video about Ted Williams, a homeless man with a golden radio voice. The video is the most popular video ever on dispatch.com and was viewed more than 140 million times on YouTube.
His photography has appeared in the New York Times, The (London) Daily Mail, TIME magazine, USA Today, and even one small photograph in National Geographic. Book credits include America 24/7, Ohio 24/7, The National Press Photographer’s Association Best of Photojournalism, and a book celebrating Habitat For Humanity’s 25th anniversary.
Doral is an adjunct instructor of photojournalism at Columbus State Community College.
He and his wife Robin live in an old part of Columbus called Clintonville with their children, Cassandra, 15, and Kurtis, 12.