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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: Westminster Christian vs. Aurora Christian, girls and boys basketball

Dec 08 2016 | 9:56 pm - The Aurora Christian High School boys and girls basketball teams hosted Westminster Christian on Thursday, Dec. 8, in Aurora.

Images: Basketball action heats up in our best high school sports photos of the week

Dec 05 2016 | 3:31 pm - See some of the best high school sports images from the Daily Herald this week. Photographers covered basketball, wrestling, and gymnastics.

Images: Larkin vs. West Aurora, girls basketball

Dec 06 2016 | 9:04 pm - The Larkin High School girls basketball team hosted West Aurora on Tuesday, Dec. 6, in Elgin.

Images: Holiday Happenings Friday Night in the Suburbs of Chicago

Dec 02 2016 | 9:03 pm - See holiday events on Friday night in the suburbs of Chicago in Des Plaines, Carol Stream, Geneva, Mundelein, and Dundee.

Images: 2016 Daily Herald football All-Area Honorary Team Captains

Dec 01 2016 | 12:32 pm - See the 2016 Daily Herald All-Area Honorary Team Captains in football in action. Chick Smith of Vernon Hills, Zach Mitchell of St. Charles East, Jordan Rowell of IC Catholic Prep, and Zach Oles of Palatine are featured.

Images: Huntley vs. Jacobs, boys basketball

Nov 30 2016 | 9:11 pm - Huntley High School hosted Jacobs for boys basketball action on Wednesday, Nov. 30, in Huntley.

Images: Jacobs vs. Hampshire, girls basketball

Nov 29 2016 | 9:16 pm - Jacobs High School hosted Hampshire for girls basketball action on Tuesday, Nov. 29, in Algonquin.

Images: Boys basketball is front and center in our best high school sports photos of the week

Nov 28 2016 | 9:24 pm - See some of the best high school sports images from the Daily Herald this week. Photographers covered boys and girls basketball, wrestling, and Vernon Hills in the state football finals.

Images: Thanksgiving Day for the Suburbs of Chicago

Nov 24 2016 | 2:19 pm - See Thanksgiving Day for the suburbs of Chicago. Highlights included events for Great Lakes recruits in Palatine and Gurnee as well as turkey runs in Naperville, Palatine and Wauconda. The Marching Knights of Prospect High School were featured in...

Images: Girls basketball is under way in our best high school sports photos of the week

Nov 21 2016 | 10:01 am - See some of the best high school sports images from the Daily Herald this week. Photographers covered girls basketball, semifinal football action, and girls swimming finals

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