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Breaking: Jefferson Graham’s personal update

In the personal news dept. I’ve got a big announcement!

I’m stepping down from USA TODAY, effective 1/4/21, after an incredibly long, amazing and unprecedented multi-decade run.

Gannett recently announced buyouts, I’ve accepted the offer and couldn’t be more excited about what will be my Act 3*. What’s next?

—First up: I’m working with the amazingly talented Peter Spirer and Rugged Entertainment on the next phase of the Photowalks travel photography series. We’re expanding the scope of the show into half-hour episodes that will be seen on video on demand in February starting with six episodes in Portugal, Hawaii, the Central Coast of California and more.

—I’ll be blogging tech and photo stuff daily right here at, posting all over my social channels and running the best of in my weekly newsletter. If you’re not subscribing, please check it out. (

—I’m writing several companion Photowalks photography books to accompany the 2021 series launch.

—And as always, I’ll be active photographically for hire, shooting portraits, parties and whatever else pops up. Need a new headshot? I’m your man.

Aside from that, I’m open to all ideas, so please hit me

In the meantime I’ll have more reflections on my amazing run at USA TODAY in a goodbye column (1/2/21.)

For now, I’d like to thank Michelle Maltais, the last of my 14 editors over the years and Ben Brown, the very first, who initially welcomed me to the fold. And the biggest applause to Susan Spillman for making it all happen, once upon a time ago. It’s been an incredible, privileged ride.

More stories to come. Stay tuned!

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