John J. Kim

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Friday, April 6, 2012

John J. Kim has been a staff photographer for the Chicago Sun-Times since February 2004. Previously, Kim worked for five years for the Oakland Tribune and its sister publications in the San Francisco Bay area. Kim was born in Busan, Korea, which he, his parents and his three older brothers left for the United States when he was 7 years old. By the time he was 8 years old, he had gained full command of English, which he credits largely to watching "Sesame Street" every weekday for month after month. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1997 with a degree in communications.