Kevin Fujii is a photo editor at The Seattle Times. He moved to the picture desk in August 2008 after 10 years as a Houston Chronicle senior staff photographer. Previous to his stint in Houston, he was a Fort Worth Star-Telegram staff photographer for four years after graduating from the University of Texas-Arlington.
Fujii's notable achievement at the Times is organizing the team of photographers for the initial response in the murder of four Lakewood Police Department officers and the manhunt for the killer. This contributed to The Seattle Times' 2010 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news. As a photographer he has won numerous NPPA regional and national clip contests, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar and Asian American Journalist Association.
Fujii grew up in California, Texas and Germany. He embraces the Pacific Northwest outdoors and enjoys backpacking, alpine and backcountry skiing, has summited Mt. Rainier and plans to climb Washington's other lofty peaks. Fujii is a competitive rower and cyclist. He enjoys pretty light and slow-cooked meat. He currently lives on Seattle's Queen Anne Hill with his wife, Reneé, and rescue Rhodesian Ridgeback, Corsicana.