Patrick Kunzer

Night Photo Editor
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Patrick Kunzer has served in the role as Night Photo Editor at the Daily Herald since 2006. In that role, he coordinates pictures and their use online and in the print edition of the newspaper. He manages photo staffs during the evening hours, and assists in the design of various sections of the print edition.

Prior to that, he was a staff photographer working from the newspaper's Elgin bureau. In that role, he traveled to cover events such as the Illini Road to the Final Four in college basketball and the Democratic National Convention. He also traveled to China as part of the newspaper's Suburban Mosaic Series, coverage for which he won both a Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism as well as a Chicago Journalism Association best photos of the year award. He has also won Illinois Press Photographer Association's Feature Picture of the Year award.

Prior to that he served as a staff photographer at the Northwest Herald in Crystal Lake.

He lives in Marengo with his wife and five daughters.

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Meet the Cubs fan who built a man cave of hope

Oct 07 2015 | 3:59 am - Tom Ricketts calls it "the best Cubs man cave." Through hosting fundraisers at a unique Cubs-themed basement in his home, Stewart McVicar of McHenry County has parlayed his passion for the Chicago Cubs into offering help — and hope — for...

Images: An Hour in Pingree Grove

Mar 27 2015 | 9:38 am - We spent one hour -- no more, no less -- roaming around Pingree Grove photographing things that caught our eye. The obvious and the obscure, big stuff and small. But all identifiable to Pingree Grove.

1 dead as parolee hits van that hits Elgin house, police say

May 28 2014 | 2:44 am - A 40-year-old man is dead and two others were injured after a police pursuit ended with a suspect blowing a stop sign and hitting the SUV that the man was driving, police said. The crash occurred around 5:08 p.m. at the intersection of Liberty and...

Daily Herald hosts martini masters in Elk Grove

Dec 16 2013 | 9:36 pm - A dozen suburban restaurants and bars competed in the Daily Herald's Martini Challenge event at Elk Grove Village's At The Post. Gail Fardman of Black Steer Charhouse of Elk Grove won the event.

South Elgin board pays tribute to Jim Hansen

Nov 04 2013 | 9:11 pm - Silence spoke volumes as the South Elgin village board met Monday, three days after longtime Village President Jim Hansen died after a nearly five-month battle with lung cancer. Village Clerk Margo Gray's voice cracked as she called for the...

Kids compete in Geneva Splash and Dash event

Jul 24 2013 | 9:13 pm - About 75 kids took part in a Splash and Dash race Wednesday night at Cadence Fitness and Health Center in Geneva. The event is one of 40 annual races offered across the country by USA triathlon, and Wednesday night's event, for youth ages 6 to 15,...

From Titanic to St. Charles: Stories of survival

Apr 16 2012 | 9:39 am - The sinking of Titanic 100 years ago captured the world’s interest, and Fox Valley residents felt the impact through a mother and her two children who secured tickets for the ship’s maiden voyage as they returned to St. Charles to...

From despair to elation: A suburban Titanic story

Apr 15 2012 | 6:03 am - Oscar Johnson waited in St. Charles and hoped against hope that his wife and two young children had survived the Titanic disaster. A letter announcing they were aboard the ship arrived in St. Charles within days after the sinking. In his days of...

Suburban-owned 'masterpieces' headed for Milwaukee car show

Aug 19 2010 | 3:44 pm - Hugh Ruthven owns a work of art. A slick, radiant red work of art with a 3-liter V-12 engine. To Ruthven, of Barrington, and other classic car lovers, his 1958 Ferrari 250GT Drogo is not the kind of beauty that's kept locked away in a garage never...

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