435 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
Phil Velasquez
Photographer, Editorial
My Role

Responsible for photo coverage of everyday general assignments, such as news, sports, business etc. Edit & transmit photo assignments from various locations in the Chicago area as well as occasional out of town reporting.
My Biography

Born in 1952 in Frankfurt, Germany. Raised on Chicago's south side where I attended George Washington H.S. Earned a Bachelors Degree ('75) in Photojournalism from Columbia College in Chicago. My professional career started at Panax Publications in the fall of "75 where I free-lanced sports assignments, moved to full-time in "76. Worked as a staff photographer for the Suburban Sun-Times in "77 to "81. Hired in May 1981 at Chicago Sun-Times, the last 5 years as chief sports photographer. Moved to the Chicago Tribune in December "97 to present. Have won numerous local & national photography awards: National Press Photographers Assoc., Illinois Press Photographers Assoc., Chicago Press Photographers Assoc. National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio....and many others. Married to Robin Daughtridge in 1994 and reside near downtown Chicago.
My Interests

Photography!!! I love all music, preferably jazz, R&B & Latin. Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Danilo Perez, Chucho Valdes, Motown & Steely Dan to name a few. My idea of relaxation is a day with my wife, eating good food (Mexican, Italian or Asian), taking in a good movie and driving home listening to music. At the end of the day settling in to a good mystery novel.