Patrick Paolantonio Biography
Patrick Paolantonio is an American award-winning journalist currently serving as a co-anchor of the weekday editions of WISN 12 News at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. with Kristin Pierce in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He joined WISN in 2002 as a news reporter. Previously, he served as a news anchor, reporter and photojournalist at WOLO-TV, the ABC affiliate in Columbia, South Carolina.
Patrick Paolantonio Education
Patrick studied at a local high school in Vermont. He then joined Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism.
Patrick Paolantonio Age
How old is Patrick? Patrick is 49 years old as of 2023. He was born on December 25, 1974, in Vermont, United States of America. His birthday is always celebrated on the 25th of every year. RELATED: Diana Gutierrez
Patrick Paolantonio Nationality and Ethnicity
Patrick holds American nationality and citizenship by birth. He was born and raised in Vermont, United States. He belongs to the White-American ethnicity/heritage/ancestry.
Patrick Paolantonio Height
How tall is Paolantonio? He stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m)
Patrick Paolantonio Family
Patrick was born and raised in Vermont by his parents. Though, information regarding his family members including his mother, father and siblings is currently under review.
Patrick Paolantonio Wife
Is Patrick married? Patrick is a happily married man. The couple got married officially through a private wedding ceremony. They first met in Milwaukee. Though, he has not yet updated his wife’s details in the public domain. The couple are proud parents to one child born in 2019. RELATED: Mallory Anderson
Patrick Paolantonio Salary
Patrick serving as a co-anchor of the weekday editions of WISN 12 News in Milwaukee, earns an estimated annual salary of $92,500.
Patrick Paolantonio Net Worth
Patrick is an American veteran, award-winning journalist, anchor and reporter with an estimated net worth of $1 million.
Patrick Paolantonio WISN, Milwaukee
Patrick, an esteemed journalist with over 25 years of experience in television news, is a decorated veteran in his field. Since March 2002, he has been an integral part of the WISN 12 News team, initially joining as a news reporter and currently serving as the co-anchor for the weekday editions of WISN 12 News at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 10 p.m. RELATED: Russ Mitchell
Patrick’s journey at WISN-TV has come full circle. Upon his arrival in Milwaukee, he began reporting for the evening news. Subsequently, he spent 12 years as the co-anchor of WISN “12 News This Morning” before transitioning back to the night shift in 2015, this time behind the anchor desk. Throughout his career, Patrick has traversed the country, delivering live coverage of significant events such as the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, Pope Francis’ visit to Congress, and Wisconsin U.S. Representative Paul Ryan’s election as House Speaker. He traveled to Cleveland in 2016 to report on the Republican National Convention and provided updates from Phoenix during the Milwaukee Bucks’ triumphant NBA championship run in 2021.
In 2019, Patrick played a pivotal role in the creation of the Emmy-nominated documentary titled “Honor Flight 50: A Mission of Thanks.” Together with three colleagues from WISN 12, he embarked on the 50th Stars and Stripes Honor Flight journey to Washington D.C. This trip documented the awe-inspiring experience of veterans from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam as they visited the memorials erected in their honor. Patrick took charge of writing and hosting the one-hour television special that emerged from this project. In tandem with the documentary, WISN 12 organized a fundraising phone bank aimed at sponsoring more veterans for the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight. The viewers of WISN 12 demonstrated incredible generosity, raising nearly $60,000 to sponsor an entire plane and enable nearly 90 veterans to embark on a future honor flight expedition.
Before joining WISN 12, Patrick held various roles at WOLO-TV, the ABC affiliate in Columbia, S.C. There, he served as a news anchor, reporter, and photojournalist. His exceptional reporting has garnered recognition from prestigious organizations such as The Associated Press and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA). Patrick has also been involved in award-winning coverage, which earned him regional Edward R. Murrow and Chicago/Midwest Emmy accolades.