Close up: Photographer Jae C. Hong

Jae C. Hong is a staff photographer at the Associated Press currently based in Los Angeles. Hong first joined the AP as a photo intern and was hired full time to cover Las Vegas shortly after completing his summer internship. 

Born and raised in South Korea, Hong moved to the U.S. when he was 17. Hong received his B.A. degree in journalism from California State University and has been working for the AP since 2007.  

Since joining the AP, Hong has covered various assignments including the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns, Haiti earthquake, NBA championships, Stanley Cup finals and four Olympics, most recently the 2014 Sochi Olympics. 

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