Author Archives: Alyssa Schukar

Alyssa Schukar

About Alyssa Schukar

I have been a staff photojournalist at the Omaha World-Herald since September 2008. I'm from Lincoln and am a 2006 graduate of the College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Previously, I worked as an assistant at Malone and Co., a commercial photography studio in Omaha. My favorite pictures are those that give insight on the life of an individual or family because I understand the world better through the experiences of the people I meet. It's always humbling to be allowed such intimate access. My most challenging assignments come in many forms. Funerals, especially those of soldiers, always are emotionally draining, but I try to approach people with respect and dignity. In my time at the paper, I have covered a wide variety of assignments, including the Nebraska and Iowa National Guard's deployments in Afghanistan, Husker football at home and away, portraits of wigs big and small, rodeo queen competitions and intimate views of everyday life and love. Follow me on twitter @OWHalyssa.

Week in Pictures: Heatwave, RAGBRAI

Midlanders do their best to stay cool, RAGBRAI kicks off in Council Bluffs and a naturalization ceremony welcomes new citizens in the World-Herald Week in Pictures: July 15-21, 2013. Continue reading

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Week in Pictures: U.S. Senior Open, high temps

More than 157,000 fans attend the U.S. Senior Open in Omaha, high temperatures blanket the midlands and Jazz on the Green entertains in the World-Herald Week in Pictures: July 8-14, 2013. Continue reading

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Week in Pictures: Fireworks, romance in Omaha

The Omaha World-Herald fireworks show thrills and couples find love at Shakespeare on the Green in the World-Herald Week in Pictures: July 1-7, 2013. Continue reading

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Week in Pics: UCLA wins the CWS, DOMA overturned

UCLA wins the College World Series, Omahans react as the Supreme Court overturns the Defense of Marriage Act and storms slam the metro in the World-Herald Week in Pictures: June 24-30, 2013. Continue reading

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Madam Mayor

On Monday evening, Jean Stothert, her family and members of her staff gathered in the mayor’s office on the third foor of Omaha’s City Hall. Graciously, I had been allowed to join in on the festivities after I pitched the … Continue reading

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Week in Pictures: Lingerie football, preparation for golf and baseball

We meet the players of the Omaha Heart football team as Omaha prepares for a busy summer including the College World Series and the U.S. Senior Open in the World-Herald Week in Pictures: June 3-9, 2013. Continue reading

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Omaha’s Legends Football League players are all heart

Erin Golden’s story: Omaha athletes play for no pay and high risk, but with Heart Photo showcase: Omaha LFL Football – All Heart Nebraska is a football state. Love it or hate it, the game is a part of our culture. … Continue reading

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Week in Pictures: Memorial Day, school closing and one big family

We visit Nebraskans who served and lost for our Memorial Day coverage, Assumption-Guadalupe Catholic School as it closes in South Omaha and a family with 16 children in the World-Herald Week in Pictures: May 20-26, 2013. Continue reading

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A Fond Farewell in South Omaha

Julie Anderson’s story: Heartbreak in the Heart of South O Video: Teachers and students remember Assumption-Guadalupe Photo showcase: A Fond Farewell in South Omaha “Let me give you some love,” Anahi Ruiz said and surprised her teacher with a hug. Bob … Continue reading

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Week in Pictures: Omaha’s first female mayor, state soccer, track and field

Omaha votes in Mayor-elect Jean Stothert, Omaha South wins its first boys state soccer championship and state track and field records are broken in the World-Herald Week in Pictures: May 13-20, 2013. Continue reading

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