Rich Pedroncelli a photographer for The Associated Press who has covered every California governor since Jerry Brown – when he was in office his second term in 1978. He has covered the Sacramento Kings since the first day they came to town, photographed the Olympic trials, wildfires, floods, and won AP’s California-Nevada photographer of the year award for his coverage of the 2003 recall. One of his favorite memories is flying with the Blue Angels. Before the AP, Rich worked as a freelancer, and his photos appeared in Time, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, the New York Times. He also worked at The Sacramento Union and the Grass Valley Union newspapers. Rich is a graduate of Sacramento State, and he lives in Sacramento with his wife. They have three daughters.