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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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Images: Ash Wednesday in the suburbs of Chicago

Feb 11 2016 | 9:50 am - See observances of Ash Wednesday in the suburbs of Chicago. Suburban Catholics, Episcopalians and other Christians marked Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the 40-day Lenten season of reflection and penance that leads up to Holy Week and Easter.

Images: Get into the action featured in our best high school sports photos of the week

Feb 08 2016 | 9:11 pm - See some of the best high school sports images of the week. Daily Herald photographers covered plenty of basketball, as well as gymnastics, swimming, and wrestling.

Images: Naperville native Owen Daniels heads to his first Super Bowl

Feb 03 2016 | 3:24 pm - After 10 seasons in the NFL, Naperville native Owen Daniels will play in his first Super Bowl when the Denver Broncos play the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Daniels, 33, was a star quarterback when he led Naperville Central to a state title and...

Images: Gymnastics, wrestling, and basketball featured in our best high school sports photos of the week

Feb 01 2016 | 10:27 pm - See some of the best high school sports images of the week. Daily Herald photographers covered plenty of basketball, as well as gymnastics, swimming, and wrestling.

Images: The Challenger disaster

Jan 28 2016 | 8:46 am - Take a look back on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Challenger space shuttle disaster. Challenger exploded shortly after lifting off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. on Jan. 28, 1986.

Images: Conference wrestling featured in our best high school sports photos of the week

Jan 25 2016 | 4:29 pm - See some of the best high school sports images of the week. Daily Herald photographers covered plenty of basketball, as well as gymnastics, swimming, and wrestling.

Images: Maine West vs. Elk Grove girls basketball

Jan 25 2016 | 8:50 pm - The Maine West High School girls basketball team hosted Elk Grove High School on Monday, Jan. 25, in Des Plaines.

Images: Massive winter storm begins to dump snow on East, South

Jan 22 2016 | 4:13 pm - Scenes as a significant winter storm began to impact the Eastern United States and started dumping snow in Virginia, Tennessee and other parts of the South on Friday. Millions of people in the storm’s path prepared for icy roads, possible...

Images: Taking to the air in our best high school sports photos of the week

Jan 18 2016 | 5:15 pm - See some of the best high school sports images of the week. Daily Herald photographers covered plenty of basketball, as well as gymnastics, swimming, and wrestling.

Images: Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the suburbs

Jan 18 2016 | 9:17 pm - See remembrances on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the suburbs of Chicago on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016.

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