The Great Valley Overlook, Sept. 17, 2017, off the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The Great Valley Overlook, Sept. 17, 2017, off the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Erica Yoon is a freelance visual journalist based in Bergen County, New Jersey with 15 years of experience in news.

Erica left The Roanoke Times in Virginia where she worked as a staff photojournalist for almost five years. She began her career in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northeast Tennessee, documenting small town communities for Jonesborough Herald & Tribune, The Elizabethton Star and The Kingsport Times-News.

Born in New Jersey and raised in New York, she graduated with a degree in photojournalism from Boston University in 2004 and later obtained her master of arts degree at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication. She interned at The Roanoke TimesNational Public Radio and attended the Eddie Adams Workshop XXVI. She enjoys working on long-form video projects, and stories on diversity and music.

Erica currently serves as a mentor for NPR’s Next Generation Radio, which trains college students during a week-long multimedia boot camp held across the country, and is also a member of Diversify.Photo, an online database which aims to promote photographers of color. .

She is available for assignments locally and abroad.
For interest in portraiture, lifestyle and event work, please visit ericayoon.photoshelter.com to see more there.