Joe Timmerman

Wisconsin Watch

Reporter Profile

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.

Beat: Staff photojournalist for statewide coverage

This photojournalist will elevate our visual journalism statewide. They will do more than make photos to compliment written stories. They will be a crucial member of the reporting staff who documents life in Wisconsin through photo essays and other creative visual projects that reflect the diversity and complexity of life in our communities.