Photojournalist Education: Western Kentucky University, B.A. in photojournalism and sociology
Toni Sandys is a photographer at The Washington Post, primarily covering sports at all levels -- high school, college, professional. She joined The Post in 2004.
Her interest in photography began in high school when she needed to take one more elective before graduation and enrolled in a photography course. That course led to a high school internship at Syracuse Newspapers in 1990 where she fell in love with the idea of being a newspaper photographer. After college, Sandys began working at the Macon Telegraph in Macon, Ga. Her love of sports photography grew after covering the Atlanta Braves and their successful 1995 Word Series Championship. Sandys left Macon shortly thereafter for the St. Petersburg Times, where she worked until joining the staff of The Post.
Over her career, Sandys has covered numerous major sporting events, from the Super Bowl to the NCAA Final Four to the Daytona 500.