Novelist // Photojournalist // Autodidact


© 2018 Kent Sievers The Omaha World-Herald

Kent Sievers

220 Castle Pine Dr.

Papillion, Nebraska 68133


I was born in Storm Lake, Iowa, but my family moved to Arizona when I was five. Growing up in Phoenix, I worked at the family furniture repair/warehousing/moving business.

After graduating from Phoenix Central High School in 1977, I  worked at several Arizona newspapers beginning as a staff photographer and ending as a photo editor.

In 1984, I married Deborah Shanahan, a reporter for the Arizona Republic. Our daughter Alison was born in 1988. In 1990, we moved to Omaha, Nebraska. Our son, Nathan was born in 1991. For ten years I worked as a commercial and editorial photographer, building a thriving freelance business before taking a staff photographer position at the Omaha World-Herald, where I still work today.