Octavio Jones, Photographer

Octavio Jones

Photographer

My hometown is Washington D.C. though I also call North Carolina my second one as well. I began my journey in journalism by freelancing at two weekly newspapers, Que Pasa Noticias (News) and the Triangle Tribune in the Raleigh-Durham area while working full-time as a Human Resources Specialist. Prior to arriving at the Tampa Bay Times in 2011 I’ve held internships at the The Herald Sun, The Florida Times-Union and was a staff photojournalist at The Fayetteville Observer.

View Photo Gallery: USF Bulls fall to the Houston Cougars, 54-52

USF Bulls center Shae Leverett (21), Houston Cougars forward Alyssa Okoene (12) and Tamara Henshaw battle for the loose ball at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019. The Houston Cougars defeated the USF Bulls 54-52. OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times

View Photo Gallery: The USF Bulls defeated the ECU Pirates, 72-68

USF Bulls guard David Collins (0) looks to pass during the second half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019. OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times