Olivia Sun

The Colorado Sun

Reporter Profile

Olivia Sun is a photojournalist with the Colorado Sun in Denver, covering statewide politics, education and the environment. Before this, she spent two years in her home state at the Des Moines Register photographing daily news, focusing on economic disparities, investigations and coronavirus coverage. Sun holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa, and while studying journalism and film she interned at The Chautauquan Daily in western New York, the China Daily in Beijing, and NPR’s science desk in Washington, D.C. Sun’s coverage of the 2020 caucus season has appeared in Liberation, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Associated Press, The Washington Post and more.

Beat: Visual storytelling around Colorado

This journalist focuses on still photography and contributes occasional audio and stories. Though the photographer is based in metro Denver, they'll be called on to illustrate stories throughout the state. This means travel to the mountains and across the plains. Along the way, the corps member identifies stories of their own and partners with reporters to develop them.