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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Jan 17 2017 | 10:38 am - See some of the best high school sports images from the Daily Herald this week. Photographers covered basketball, gymnastics, wrestling, and swimming.

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Jan 16 2017 | 8:31 pm - People came together in the suburbs of Chicago Monday to honor the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. through worship and public service.

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Jan 17 2017 | 4:00 pm - Burlington Central played Marengo for boys basketball action in the title game of the MLK Classic tournament on Monday, Jan. 16, in Burlington.

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Jan 13 2017 | 9:42 pm - Burlington Central hosted Kaneland and Hampshire faced Genoa-Kingston for boys basketball action on Friday, Jan. 13, in Burlington.

Images: Larkin vs. Harvest Christian, girls basketball

Jan 11 2017 | 8:09 pm - The Larkin Royals played the Harvest Christian Lions for girls basketball action on Wednesday, Jan. 11 in Elgin.

Images: South Elgin vs. Aurora Christian, boys basketball

Jan 10 2017 | 8:12 pm - The South Elgin High School boys basketball hosted Aurora Christian on Tuesday, Jan. 10, in South Elgin.

Images: Action packed into our best high school sports photos of the week

Jan 09 2017 | 3:45 pm - See some of the best high school sports images from the Daily Herald this week. Photographers covered swimming, basketball, gymnastics, and wrestling

Images: Grayslake North vs. Grayslake Central, girls basketball

Jan 09 2017 | 11:04 pm - The Grayslake North Knights hosted the Grayslake Central Rams for girls basketball action on Monday, Jan. 9 in Grayslake.

Images: Geneva vs. St. Charles North, girls and boys basketball

Jan 06 2017 | 10:22 pm - Geneva High School hosted St. Charles North for a girls and boys basketball doubleheader on Friday, Jan. 6, in Geneva.

Images: Huntley vs. Dundee-Crown, girls basketball

Jan 04 2017 | 8:40 pm - The Huntley High School girls basketball team hosted Dundee-Crown on Wednesday, Jan. 4, in Huntley.

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