Nuccio DiNuzzo is a Chicago Tribune staff photographer currently on assignment in the Middle East and based in Kuwait. Nuccio has covered news and sports events for the Tribune since 1992, including many Olympics competitions: Atlanta in 1996; Nagano in 1998; the Sydney games in 2000, and the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002. Nuccio followed the Sammy Sosa-Mark McGwire 1998 home run chase, and his photograph of Mark McGwire celebrating his 62nd home run was chosen Best of Show by the Baseball Hall of Fame. Nuccio captured Best Sports Picture Story from the Illinois and Chicago press Photographers Associations in 1993 as well as numerous other awards. Before joining the Tribune, he was staff photographer for the Pioneer Press and the Des Plaines Publishing Co. A native of Naples, Italy, Nuccio moved to the United States in his youth and graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1986. He resides in the Chicago area with his wife, Gloria, and their son, Lorenzo.