Paige Pauroso

Paige Pauroso

MMJ / Reporter

Charlotte, NC

Paige Pauroso is happy to call Charlotte her new home. She joined the WBTV team in June of 2019.

She graduated from Elon University with a broadcast journalism degree and a week later started work as an MMJ in Lubbock, TX where she reported on a series of high profile investigations, court cases and even chased tornadoes. That’s where she became a college sports fan, and now cheers on Texas Tech. Wreck ‘em!

In her time in Lubbock, Paige quickly became the senior reporter and weekend anchor. The one thing she loves about this job is that every day is a new story and new people to meet. Paige is an MMJ, which stands for multimedia journalist. This means Paige interviews, shoots, writes, and edits her own stories every day.

Paige calls Virginia home but she has family members from Kings Mountain and ancestors who fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain during the Revolutionary War.

In her free time, Paige likes taking her rescue pup Nelly on walks and spending time with friends.

Have a story idea? Let Paige know at ppauroso@wbtv.com and you can keep up with her work and life on social media.

Awards:

  • First Place, Best Student Multimedia Report, RTDNAC, First Place, Best Student News Reporting, RTDNAC, First Place, Best Student News Photography, RTDNAC

Education:

  • Elon University, Broadcast Journalism

Recent Articles by Paige

  Family of man who died in CMPD custody demands transparency from department

  Meck Co. recommends shutting down Cook’s Fire Department, firefighters say they’re here to stay

  Gaston County, others expected to vote on becoming Second Amendment Sanctuaries in next week

  Nurse helps 71-year-old attacked by dogs at site of possible dog fighting ring

  Pregnant teen attacked near light rail station in University City area

  Veterinarians warn of parasites found in puddles after reports of sick dogs in South End

  Chief Putney addresses final 2019 crime numbers, makes plans for improvements in 2020

  Judge denies bond for man accused of killing woman during shootout while she waited in traffic

  Funeral home director shares unique perspective on increase in violence, recent shooting hits close to home

  Community organizations want to partner with city to tackle violent crime

  Huntersville Fire Department says “#ThisNeedstoStop” after people keep pulling fire alarms as prank at Birkdale Shopping Center

  Employee locks suspected armed robber inside York business, SWAT responds

  Major sinkhole in backyard around storm drain, City of Charlotte says it’s not their responsibility

  Charlotte firefighters surprise family with Christmas gifts after house fire displaces them from home

  CMPD surprises family with gifts after 11-year-old hit and killed by car

  Victim’s mom disappointed in judge after teen murder suspect released on bond, no ankle monitor

  Fireplace ember starts fire underneath floorboards in Lancaster home

  ‘It became a big distraction’: CMPD Chief Kerr Putney won’t retire before RNC

  Police refer to shopping center in west Charlotte as ‘open air drug market,' nearby businesses concerned with crime

  Former Chester sheriff arraigned on new charges, attorney says Underwood wants case to go to trial

  NC voting machine reliability brought up as concern after issues with similar machines in other state

  ‘We’re always open, we’re always here’; No breaks for first responders on Thanksgiving

  CMPD increases patrol at malls, other shopping locations ahead of Black Friday

  ‘If they can pay it, they can get out’; Judge explains role when it comes to bonds, electronic monitors

  ‘They’re seeing the most awful parts of our society quite a bit.’ CMPD psychologist helps with mental health

  Police: Men shoot gun outside gameroom in east Charlotte, witnesses say bullets flew across Albemarle Road

  Warrant: Criminals use church parking lot to stash getaway car during armed robberies

  N.C. man charged $2,300 for walking through ER doors for cat scratch

  Non-profit focused on helping runaway kids ruined in massive fire, seeking donations from Gastonia community

  District Attorney responds to violence in Charlotte, says community approach is solution