Deb Pastner is Director of Photo and Video at the Star Tribune. During her tenure as Director, the photo and video team’s work has been recognized by POYi, Best of Photojournalism, SND, the Edward R. Murrow Awards, ONA, the World Press Awards and the Midwest Emmys.
Pastner has served as a Pulitzer Prize juror, POYi and SND judge, and she is currently serving as a member of the Associated Press Photo Managers Board. Before coming to Minneapolis, Pastner was a photographer at newspapers in Massachusetts, Washington and Michigan. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and attended the Missouri School of Journalism.