Patrick Paolantonio Biography
Patrick Paolantonio is an American anchor. He joined the WISN 12 News team in March 2002 as a news reporter and is currently the co-anchor of the weekday editions of WISN 12 NEWS at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Patrick Paolantonio Age
Paolantonio was born on 12/25/1974. He is 44 years old as of 2019.
Patrick Paolantonio Personal Life
Apparently, information about his personal life has not yet been updated. He grew up in Vermont, and Patrick and his family live in suburban Milwaukee, where he met his wife.
Patrick Paolantonio Education
The American anchor graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Mass.
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Patrick Paolantonio Career
Patrick joined the WISN 12 News team in March 2002 as a news reporter and is currently the co-anchor of the weekday editions of WISN 12 NEWS at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.
He then spent 12 years as co-anchor of WISN “12 News This Morning” before returning to the night shift in 2015. This time, on the anchor desk. Journalism has taken him around the country, providing live coverage from major stories, including the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, Pope Francis’ visit to Congress and Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan’s election as House Speaker. He made a national appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” while taping a behind-the-scenes news series with Charlie Gibson, Diane Sawyer, Robin Roberts, and Tony Perkins.
Previously he was working for WOLO-TV, the ABC affiliate in Columbia, S.C., where he was a news anchor, reporter and for a few years, a photojournalist. His reporting has been recognized by a number of organizations including The Associated Press and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA).
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Paolantonio s an American anchor. He joined the WISN 12 News team in March 2002 as a news reporter.
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Published: Jan 4, 2017
WISN 12 announced that effective November 28, 2016, Patrick Paolantonio will co-anchor WISN 12 News at 10 p.m., joining veteran journalist Joyce Garbaciak. Paolantonio will continue his co-anchoring duties with Toya Washington on WISN 12 News at 5:00 p.m.
Paolantonio’s new role follows Kathy Mykleby’s decision to reduce her anchoring duties to WISN 12 News at 6 p.m., and take on reporting assignments that focus on local newsmakers and big issues that impact the community. “Patrick and Joyce are exceptional and passionate journalists,” says Jan Wade, president, and general manager of WISN 12. “They will make a great team at 10,” adds Wade. “They’ve lived and worked in southeastern Wisconsin for years, and they care about what happens here.”
Since joining the WISN 12 News team in 2002, Paolantonio has held multiple positions, including morning anchor on WISN 12 News This Morning for 10 years, co-anchor on WISN 12 News at 5:00 p.m., and anchor/reporter on WISN 12 News at 6:00 p.m. and WISN 12 News at 10:00 p.m.
Prior to coming to WISN 12, Paolantonio worked at WOLO-TV in Columbia, S.C., where he was a news anchor, reporter, and photojournalist. “Patrick’s been connecting with people across Wisconsin for more than a decade,” states Chris Gegg, news director of WISN 12, adding “he shows a tireless commitment to quality reporting that makes a direct impact on our viewer’s daily lives.”
Paolantonio is an award-winning journalist who has been recognized by a number of organizations including The Associated Press and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA). During his time at WISN 12, he has covered milestone stories such as the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, Pope Francis’ visit to Congress and Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan’s election as House Speaker. Within the past year, Paolantonio reported live from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and traveled to Kansas City to take a closer look at their newly completed streetcar system.
“It’s an honor to co-anchor WISN 12 News at 10:00 p.m. with Patrick,” says Joyce Garbaciak, WISN 12 news anchor. “He’s a talented journalist, a trusted colleague, and a good friend. He seeks out interesting angles to every story, bringing depth and context to his coverage of events that affect Milwaukee and surrounding areas.”
“I’ve been fortunate to be part of an incredible news team and a well-respected and trusted news operation at WISN 12 for nearly 15 years,” states Paolantonio. “I look forward to joining Joyce and taking on this new role on our 10 o’clock news. It’s an honor to co-anchor our late news and continue to bring the important and meaningful stories that WISN 12 is known for to our viewers in southeastern Wisconsin.”
About WISN 12 and Hearst Television
WISN 12, the ABC station in Milwaukee, is owned by Hearst Television Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hearst Corporation. Hearst Television owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry’s premier companies and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service. Hearst Television is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hearst.