A.J. Chavar is The New York Times' staff video journalist for the Washington Bureau, primarily covering national politics and policy. His professional career has taken him everywhere from the aftermath of a tornado to the Oval Office; from rural Georgia to the sea turtle tank at the National Aquarium, and seemingly everywhere in between. Prior to the Times, A.J. was a staff video journalist at The Washington Post, a Carnegie-Knight News21 Fellow, and a Syracuse University student at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. His work has been recognized by the White House News Photographers Association, the National Edward R. Murrow Awards, Pictures of the Year International, Capitol region Emmy awards, and the College Photographer of the Year competition. When not behind a camera, laptop, or phone, A.J. is likely somewhere in the woods only partially lost.