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

  Drivers worry gas shortage could affect weekend travel plans

  ‘Chaotic’: Gas station managers can’t keep up with demand for gasoline

  ‘I can’t operate without gas’: Ride-share drivers, lawn services worried about gas shortage

  Church leaders agree with county plan to withhold CMS funds

  Mecklenburg County ‘meets people where they are’ to administer vaccine

  N.C. leaders push for Hates Crimes Prevention Act

CMS policy change: No more than two guests allowed for students’ end-of-year shows

  Despite thousands of openings, job seekers say competition makes it hard to find employment

  ‘It’s a reasonable request’: Parents continue to push for changes to CMS policy on performing arts

  ‘They didn’t deserve this’; Couple killed in Watauga Co. mass shooting remembered as pillars in community

  Parents want N.C. High School Athletic Association to get rid of mask requirement for outdoor sports

  CMS parents thrilled to have 30% capacity at football games, other spring athletics

  In-home caregivers in extreme need, according to hiring agency

  Many businesses struggling to hire, worried as restrictions are likely to ease

  Local community activists say Derek Chauvin trial has implications on justice system throughout the country

  Woman gets J&J shot minutes before ‘pause’ was announced, CDC says side effects are extremely rare

  Local vaccine providers worry about hesitancy after Johnson & Johnson vaccine put on ‘pause’

  ‘I thought we might have a miracle’: Robert Shook, sixth person shot in York County, S.C. mass shooting, dies with family at side

  ‘He was my best friend.’ Father of HVAC technician killed in York Co. shooting says he was a good man

  Sole survivor in deadly York County shooting called for help after being shot multiple times, family says

  No major changes to CMPD’s search warrant policies, community activists still take it as sign of progress

  Local groups work to help underserved, minority communities get equal access to vaccine

  Health officials warn against spring break travel, TSA continues to screen millions of travelers

  Teens 16 and up ready to roll up sleeves in Carolinas, soon to become eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

  New billboard campaign works to end violence in Charlotte

  Parents divided on CMS remote learning day due to inclement weather

  Group petitions Norfolk Southern to change policy to get Lynx Red Line project back on track

  Trouble getting vaccine appointment? Providers say to check multiple websites, multiple times a day.

  ‘Life meant something to him’: Second person dies in south Charlotte shooting

  ‘It would take a lot of headache off me’: Stimulus checks, other benefits coming to eligible people soon