Photo by Ross Andreson.

Photo by Ross Andreson.

My name is Wheeler Cowperthwaite. I’m a graduate from the University of Nevada, Reno, with a bachelor’s in print journalism and political science.

I’m a journalist. A photographer. A writer.

I’m so journalist, I’m the cops and courts reporter (official title: staff writer) for the Rio Grande SUN in Española, New Mexico.

I take photos. Most are on Flickr. They’re also featured in the newspaper I work for. Almost all of the photos I don’t take for work are licensed under a Creative Commons attribution/share-alike license. Feel free to use them with attribution.

I have a photography portfolio.

I write food columns and make videos about cooking. I write a blog about food, and other things, called “Put some cilantro on it!

Feel free to contact me at or follow me on twitter, @WheelerReporter or @wcowperthwaite.

My work email is

I speak German (passable fluency) and have an affinity for both the signature East German mustard, Bautz’ner Senf (mittlescharf,) and for (dry) German wine.