Vicki Cronis has been a staffer with The Virginian-Pilot for almost 11 years. She has a Bachelors in Fine Art from Shepherd College in West Virginia, where she focused on various mediums, including photography. She joined The Pilot after completing coursework toward a Masters at Ohio University. Previously, she worked several years at a small daily, the Delaware State News. While at The Pilot, Vicki has been designated Virginia Photographer of the Year multiple times, won several POYs, and thoroughly enjoyed working with a talented staff who are also great people. She lives in Virginia Beach with her husband, two stepchildren and a variety of animals.