Dave Weatherwax is a producer at KERTIS in Louisville, Ky. Prior to joining KERTIS, he was the Visuals Editor at The Herald in Jasper, Ind. A small, family-owned newspaper, The Herald is honored annually for its community journalism and use of photography in covering Dubois County. Dave thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to document the life and culture in southern Indiana for nine years. He greatly valued the relationships he formed with the subjects he documented for The Saturday Feature, a weekly photo column.
Before Jasper, he was a staff photographer and videographer for The Jackson Citizen Patriot in Jackson, Mich. Dave is a graduate of the School of Journalism at Michigan State University. He is a native of Grand Rapids, Mich.
In Jasper, Dave contributed to a picture editing team that earned several editing and best use awards in both Pictures of the Year International and the National Press Photographers Association's Best of Photojournalism. His story work for The Saturday Feature was also honored in both competitions. His work documenting Dubois County earned him third place POYi Photographer of the Year in 2013 and NPPA's Best of Photojournalism Photojournalist of the Year (Smaller Markets) in both 2012 and 2013.