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Carol Ruth McKay Edit Profile

photographic editor

Carol Ruth McKay, American photographic editor. Recipient Distinguished Alumni award University Iowa, 1984. Member National Press Photographers Association (recipient special citation, 1993), Alpha Phi.

Background

McKay, Carol Ruth was born on December 4, 1948 in Des Moines. Daughter of Gordon William and Topaz (Riles) Bird.

Education

Bachelor in Photojournalism and News Editorial, University Iowa, 1971. Postgraduate, Indiana University, 1979.

Career

Milwaukee Bureau staff, United Press International, Milwaukee, 1971;photographic editor, Milwaukee Sentinel, 1972-1977;photographic editor, Louisville Courier-Journal, 1977;photographic editor, Milwaukee Journal, 1977-1978;teaching assistant, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1978-1979;photographic editor and director photography, Kansas City Star, 1979-1981;photographic editor, The White House, 1981-1989;photographic editor, United States News & World Report, Washington, since 1989.

Membership

Member National Press Photographers Association (recipient special citation, 1993), Alpha Phi.

Connections

Married Richard Donn McKay, October 12, 1985. Children: Alexandra Elizabeth, Nicholas Gordon.

father:
Gordon William Bird

mother:
Topaz (Riles) Bird

spouse:
Richard Donn McKay

children:
Alexandra Elizabeth McKay

Nicholas Gordon McKay