Sonya N. Hebert is a staff photographer at The Dallas Morning News. Prior to joining The Dallas Morning News in 2007, Sonya interned at The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Va. and attended the Ohio University School of Visual Communication.
Before becoming a photojournalist, Sonya worked as an assistant director at the U.S. Senate Press Photographers’ Gallery, served as a special assistant to the director of communications in the Clinton White House and worked as a program officer at the President’s Interagency Council on Women in Washington, D.C.
Sonya was a 2009 Pulitzer Prize finalist for feature photography for the project “At the Edge of Life,” an empathetic look at dying patients navigating the end of life. Among other awards, Sonya received a 2010 national Edward R. Murrow Award, the 2010 Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, a 2009 ASNE Community Service Photojournalism Award and the 2009 Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. Sonya’s photography and multimedia storytelling have been recognized in national contests such as Pictures of the Year International and the National Press Photographers Association: Best of Photojournalism.