Steve Elfers has been a visual storyteller, journalist and newsroom leader for 24 years. He has covered military conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Somalia. On more peaceful assignments, Steve has traveled to 29 countries, from Fiji to Uzbekistan. Steve is Video Director for USA TODAY, where he leads a talented team of video journalists and producers covering national and global news. He helps define online and mobile video strategy, shapes user experience and trains reporters, photographers and editors in backpack journalism. Steve is an award-winning photographer, video editor, documentary producer, multimedia producer and director who’s still and video credits include: CBS, NBC, CNN, ABC, The National Geographic Channel, and Discovery as well as Time, Newsweek, US News, and many major newspapers. Steve lives in Sterling, Virginia with his wife and two charming daughters.