About Cortney Kintzer
Cortney Kintzer is a well-rounded photojournalist who has shot almost 300 wedding videos over the past 25 years. As he says, "photography is the ultimate backstage pass to life."
Cortney has enjoyed a 40+ year journey in TV news. He says every day is a new adventure covering the news in central Iowa for KCCI-TV.
Cortney started his broadcasting career in 1975, in the newsfilm department at WHO-TV, while attending Roosevelt High School. He graduated from Iowa State University in 1981, and 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 last three nights of the David Letterman Show
the first Stephen Colbert Show
the red carpet at the Grammy Awards four years in a row
interviews with Presidents Clinton and Obama in the White House
countless nature photo essays
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Emmy Award Winner
National Press Photographer's Association - twice named Regional Cameraman of the Year
Two time winner - Edward R. Murrow awards
Iowa Broadcast News Association
Footage used on various media outlets, including CBS News, NBC News, BBC, Oprah, Inside Edition, MTV and Real TV.