Lori King is a staff photojournalist with the Toledo Blade in Toledo, Ohio, and celebrated 25 years at the newspaper in September 2020, where she is a certified drone pilot as well.
She is also an adjunct photojournalist and multimedia instructor at four universities: Kent State University, University of Toledo, Wayne State University in Detroit, and Owens Community College.
King is an award-winning retired military journalist, serving eight years active Army, 10 years Army National Guard and three years in the Air National Guard. Throughout her military service, she earned Journalist of the Year for the Signal Command, Journalist of the Year and Editor of the Year simultaneously for the U.S. Army European Command, and Journalist of the year for the Army National Guard. She retired in July 2000.