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

Man charged with murder in case of N.C. man who went missing after planned car sale

  Some school districts move to Plan A for elementary students, others still deciding

  Body found believed to be N.C. man who went missing after planned car sale

  CMPD meets all ‘8 Can’t Wait’ police reform policies, one of few departments in the country

  Mecklenburg County Board of Elections is busier than ever as absentee ballots flood in

  Mecklenburg Co. officials blame computer glitch for COVID positive texts hours after calling it a ‘scam’

  Defendant facing death penalty rejects deal, pleads not guilty as capital murder trial to be scheduled

  City of Charlotte announces new revitalization project, community advocates worry about possible negative effects of gentrification

  Winthrop students following guidelines on first day of in-person learning to avoid campus shutdown

  Locally-owned fitness studio continues mostly outdoor classes, says 30 percent capacity inside won’t profit

  Parents, students finding routine as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools complete first two weeks of remote learning

  City leaders weigh in on released CMPD body camera footage from June protest incident

  New colorful fridges coming to Charlotte to help feed the hungry, bring community together

  CMPD tells some restaurants they can’t serve alcohol on-site under Phase 2 because of their license

CMPD reporting over 300-percent increase in catalytic converter thefts

  Police prepare for RNC; uptown businesses aren’t expecting major impacts

  Union County Public Schools head back to in-person learning, superintendent reports few problems

  Pop up ‘schools’ at churches, banks, conference rooms as parents prepare for more remote learning

  Business owners feel lasting impact of pandemic five months in, leaders say not all will survive

  ‘I’m ready to rock and roll’; Some Union Co. teachers ready to return while others push for Plan C

  Parents question school bus safety in school districts going back to school

  Extracurricular organizations converting spaces to remote learning camps for back to school

  No changes made as some Union Co. teachers call for fully virtual learning at school board meeting

  North Carolina experiences massive request for absentee ballots ahead of election

  Parents look into ‘pandemic pods’ for co-parenting as remote learning continues

  Many CMS parents aren’t happy with school board’s switch to Plan C, they want in-person learning

  ‘Why are we playing with people’s lives?’ Union Co. teachers want remote start to school year

  Petition calls for fully-remote learning as Union Co. chooses once a week in-person instruction

  Private schools see more interest as they plan to reopen as public schools stay mostly remote

  52K+ students enroll in CMS Full Remote Academy