Los Angeles-based Chris Pizzello grew up in Salem, MA and received his B.S. in Print Journalism from the Boston University College of Communication in 1991. He interned for three newspapers -- the Peoria Journal-Star in Peoria, IL, the Quincy Patriot-Ledger in Quincy, MA and the Connecticut Post in Bridgeport, CT -- before moving to Los Angeles in 1993. He freelanced for clients like the New York Daily News, ImageDirect, WireImage, Reuters and the Associated Press, before being officially hired as an entertainment photographer with the AP in 2008. Chris loves films and rock and roll, and loves to capture candid, natural and journalistic images of entertainers.