• A member and award winner with the National Press Photographer's Association since 1977
• Winner, two Edward R. Murrow awards, Iowa Broadcast News Association, and Associated Press awards
Cortney has had video used on many media outlets, including CBS News, NBC News, BBC, Oprah, Inside Edition, MTV and Real TV.
"It's the ultimate backstage pass to life." That's how Cortney Kintzer describes his 30+ year journey as a TV news photojournalist. Covering the news in central Iowa for KCCI-TV, he says every day is an adventure.
Cortney started his broadcasting career in 1975, in the newsfilm department at WHO-TV, while attending Roosevelt High School. Graduating from Iowa State University in 1981, he eventually became the station's Chief Photographer.
In 1987 he joined the staff of KCCI-TV, and is now the station's Director of Photography. Some highlights include covering the red carpet at the Grammy Awards four years in a row, shooting an interview with President Clinton in the White House and doing countless nature photo essays.
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