Jeff Knox

Sr. Director of Visual Journalism
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Jeff Knox was named Senior Director of Photography for the Daily Herald in 2007. In this role, he oversees a staff of 20 photojournalists and photo editors. He works with the design team and other editors to make sure our visuals, including photos, videos, graphics and other forms of multimedia, accurately illustrate the story.

Starting in 1998, he was an Assistant Director of Photography working in the St. Charles bureau. Here he oversaw a staff of photojournalists that covered the Tri-City area.

In 1990, he started at the Daily Herald as a staff photographer and worked in the DuPage County bureau covering daily news and sports assignments.

From 1988 to 1990, Knox worked as a photojournalist at the Macomb Journal in Macomb, Ill, and then the Daily Gazette in Sterling, Ill.

Knox has served as a board member of the Associated Press Photo Managers and is currently the secretary of the organization. He is also a member of the National Press Photographers Association and the Illinois Press Photographers Association. The NPPA, IPPA and the AP have recognized him several times over the years for his photographic work.

He is a graduate of Illinois State University in Normal.

Knox lives in the western suburbs with his wife and three children. His interests outside of the office include cycling, coaching and he is actively involved in the Royal Family Kids Camp.

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Then and now: How we looked at the Marengo explosion

Jun 11 2018 | 4:45 pm - An innovative tool developed by Northwestern University’s Knight Lab allowed us to see the progress made at the site of the 2017 Marengo explosion.

Daily Herald photojournalist wins national award

Apr 11 2018 | 10:40 am - Daily Herald photojournalist John Starks won first place in the National Press Photographers Association’s Best of Photography contest. Other Daily Herald photojournalists placed in regional contests.

Daily Herald photojournalists capture the best of autumn’s colors

Oct 31 2017 | 12:04 am - Autumn’s colors may have been less vibrant this year than in the past, but that did not stop our photojournalists from finding the beauty of fall in our suburbs.

How we selected photos for our 2017 calendar

Nov 20 2016 | 8:18 am - The Daily Herald is creating a 2017 wall calendar to be included in Dec. 18 print editions. Photo director Jeff Knox explains how the photos were selected from the thousands Daily Herald photographers shoot.

Images: An Hour in Geneva

May 24 2015 | 6:31 am - We spent an hour — no more, no less — photographing the places and things that make Geneva special. If you like world class food, Geneva has it. If you crave a unique shopping experience, Geneva's the place to go. If you're into cycling,...

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Images: Photo contest finalists

Jan 17 2014 | 9:20 am - Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of the bunch and select 12 finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of January, 13th.

Newspaper video: A chance to tell stories even better

Oct 09 2013 | 12:53 pm - Daily Herald photo director Jeff Knox explains how video has advanced the journalism we do -- as well as the advancements that have been made in news video.

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