Cronkite School Student Nabs Phoenix Magazine Cover

Shot by the Arizona State University photojournalist frames "Weekend Adventures" feature

PhoenixMagazineFebruary2015CoverArizona State University journalism student Courtney Pedroza has a winning way when it comes to capturing the local skies.

Her fall 2013 coverage for the Downtown Devil of some local monsoon storm activity won awards the following year from both the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and the Society of Professional Journalists. For another one of her outlets, AZ Big Media, she showcased a stunning desert sunset shot. And this month, a similar twilight photo from Pedroza adorns the cover of Phoenix magazine.

The spectacular sunset shot teases February 2015 cover story “52 Weekend Adventures,” by Mike Meyer. Subscribers will receive the issue starting February 10, while newsstand buyers can expect to see it February 19.

Pedroza’s personal Twitter profile promises that “she will be the best photojournalist you have ever seen.” So far, the Scottsdale native definitely seems to be laying the requisite groundwork. Or, if you prefer, sky work.

[Cover image via: Facebook]

@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.