Joe Timmerman

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Joe Timmerman is the staff photojournalist for statewide coverage at Wisconsin Watch. Before that, he interned at The Indianapolis Star, The Texas Tribune and The Cincinnati Enquirer. In 2023, Timmerman graduated from Ohio University with degrees in visual communication and journalism focusing his reporting the environment and mental health. He is a member of the National Press Photographers Association and curates for the Everyday Rural America Instagram account. His awards for his work include the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the National Press Photographers Foundation, Ohio News Photographers Association and the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences. In his free time, he loves to rock climb, ride his bike around the city and listen to music.

Wisconsin Watch

Wisconsin Watch is a nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news outlet that produces investigative reporting, while training current and future investigative journalists. The news outlet has reporters based in Madison, Milwaukee, and Oshkosh with other members of the editorial and business teams located across the state.