Nicole Frugé

Director of Photography

San Francisco Chronicle


Nicole Frugé is the Director of Photography for the San Francisco Chronicle, where she leads one of the most diverse metro photo staff in the nation. Frugé was named Photo Editor of the Year in 2018 and the Chronicle's photo editors were twice named the Picture Editing Team of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association’s Best of Photojournalism contest in 2014 and 2017. Before photo editing, she spent ten years working as a staff photographer for newspapers in Texas and Florida. She covered the war in Iraq, Hurricane Katrina, as well as long term documentary stories on social issues and the environment for the San Antonio Express-News.

Photo by Preston Gannaway