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: Volleyball celebration in our best high school sports photos of the week

Aug 29 2016 | 10:49 pm - See some of the best high school sports images from the Daily Herald this week. Photographers covered girls volleyball and swimming, boys soccer as well as the open of the football season.

Images: First Day of School in the suburbs Wednesday

Aug 24 2016 | 4:30 pm - See moments from the first day of school in the suburbs of Chicago Wednesday. Schools in St. Charles, Elgin, and Geneva are featured.

Images: High School Football Season Begins

Aug 08 2016 | 9:46 pm - See moments from the first day of high school football practice in the suburbs of Chicago. Featured schools are Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Waubonsie Valley, Glenbard North, Vernon Hills, Grayslake North, Batavia, and South Elgin.

Images: National Night Out in the Suburbs of Chicago

Aug 02 2016 | 9:30 pm - See moments from National Night Out events in Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, West Chicago, Antioch, Mundelein, and Elgin on Tuesday. The website natw.org describes National Night Out as an annual community-building campaign that promotes...

Images: #TBT Gallery revisits Chicago’s Republican National Conventions

Jul 19 2016 | 1:54 pm - See moments from a few of the many Republican National Conventions hosted in Chicago through the years.

Images: Bartlett’s Undefeated Little League Champions

Jul 05 2016 | 3:13 pm - See moments from the District 13 playoff run of the Bartlett Little League Minor Royals. The team outscored their twenty opponents 228-15 en route to the District 13 title.

Images: Friday at Suburban Festivals

Jul 01 2016 | 5:38 pm - See moments from holiday festivals of Friday, July 1, 2016 in the suburbs of Chicago. Naperville’s Ribfest, Mundelein Community Days, Lakeside Fest in Crystal Lake, and Barrington’s Fourth of July Days are among the featured events.

Images: Pat Summitt, 1952-2016

Jun 28 2016 | 4:56 pm - See images of college basketball coaching legend Pat Summitt. Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who uplifted the women’s game from obscurity to national prominence during her career at Tennessee, died...

Images: Buddy Ryan, 1931-2016

Jun 28 2016 | 5:45 pm - See images of Buddy Ryan through the years. Ryan , who coached two defenses that won Super Bowl titles and whose twin sons Rex and Rob have been successful NFL coaches, died Tuesday, June 28, 2016.

IMAGES: The First Day of Summer in the Suburbs

Jun 20 2016 | 9:38 pm - See images as temperatures hovered in the lower nineties for the first day of summer in the suburbs of Chicago.

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