Jim Young is an award-winning photojournalist based in Chicago. Born in Canada, he had been covering the U.S. President, international and domestic news, politics, features and sports at Reuters News Agency for the last 20 years.
Jim started his career covering the Canadian Prime Minister, politics and news in Ottawa. In 2004, he spent months covering John Kerry, traveling throughout the United States on his first of four U.S. Presidential election campaigns. After moving to Washington D.C. a year later, he covered Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama while assigned to cover the White House and political news.
Since moving to Chicago in 2011, his work has focused on covering major and breaking news, sports, and in-depth stories on daily life and now freelances in the Midwest covering editorial and commercial assignments. In 2018 to 2019, Jim returned to Washington and covered President Donald Trump, his third U.S. President.
He has traveled extensively through the United States and Canada and to over 70 countries worldwide to cover four Olympic Games, World Series, Super Bowl, Stanley Cup, The Masters, major and breaking news, world leader summits and political elections.