Corbey Dorsey named UNK news, marketing photographer

KEARNEY – Corbey Dorsey has been hired as a photographer in the Communications and Marketing Department at University of Nebraska at Kearney.

A longtime newspaper and magazine photojournalist, Dorsey joins the UNK staff on a full-time basis after working the past five years for the university as a freelancer.

Corbey Dorsey
Corbey Dorsey

He will be responsible for all UNK photography, including Loper Athletics.

“Corbey is one of the most talented, accomplished photographers in Nebraska. He brings many years of experience in all areas of photo work, from covering news and sports to portrait and high-end marketing photography,” said Todd Gottula, UNK director of news and internal communications.

“He has been a fixture on the Nebraska news scene for a long time, and forged strong relationships with media, community leaders and others in the business.”

A Cozad native, Dorsey is former editor of the Tri-City Tribune newspaper, which was owned and operated in Cozad by his family for more than 50 years.

In addition to his 20-year career with the Tribune, he has photographed countless headline concerts and major sporting events, including several NCAA national championship games and U.S. Olympic Trials. Dorsey’s images have been published in Sports Illustrated, New York Times, Miami Herald, Pollstar Magazine and other national publications.

He has won nearly 200 news, feature and sports photography awards in Nebraska Press Association and National Newspaper Association contests during his career. In 2007, he won the Outstanding Young Nebraska Journalist Award.

“Corbey has been a great part-time partner for us over the last few years and his work is visible everywhere, from our websites and social media to our print publications,” said Kelly Bartling, assistant vice chancellor for communications and community relations. “Photography is such an important part of our news, communication and marketing activities and we’re lucky to have this award-winning photojournalist as part of our team.

Dorsey also has experience in sales, website management, graphic design and printing presses.


Writer / Source: Todd Gottula, Director of Communications, 308.865.8454,