Paul Valade

Deputy Director of Visual Journalism
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Paul Valade was named the Lake County Photo Editor in 2008 after working as a staff photographer for the Daily Herald for 13 years. His daily duties include planning photo assignments for the Lake County photo staff, working with editors and reporters to arrange photo coverage and shooting news, sports, features and business assignments.

Prior to his employment at the Daily Herald, Valade was a staff photographer in Crystal Lake at the Northwest Herald. He worked there for nine years. He enjoys covering the day-to-day happenings in Lake County and contributes to the Daily Herald's online news photo coverage through his photos and videos.

Valade is a member of the National Press Photographers Association, the Illinois Press Photographers Association and the Associated Press Photo Managers organization. He has won numerous awards through photo contests sponsored by these organizations. Valade is a journalism graduate from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

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Dec 01 2017 | 5:08 pm - More than 300 Round Lake Middle School sixth grade students learned about lasers, rockets and more Friday during STEM Day at College of Lake County.

Images: #TBT gallery looks back at November 1979

Nov 15 2017 | 1:22 pm - Our #TBT Gallery looks back to Daily Herald photographs from 1979 in the suburbs and Chicago.

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Nov 09 2017 | 4:00 pm - Students at Hawthorn Middle School South in Vernon Hills treated about 65 area veterans to breakfast Thursday morning to help them mark Veterans Day in an event hosed by the schoo’s Student Council.

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Oct 30 2017 | 9:14 am - Daily Herald staff photographers captured some of the best fall colors in the suburbs.

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