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

  City, community leaders discuss solutions for Beatties Ford Rd after 5 people killed in 10 days

  Committee set to determine future of Confederate statue in Gaston Co., more protests call to remove it

  Temporary restraining order limiting CMPD’s use of riot control agents extended, clarified by judge

  Community organizations visit families of victims from Beatties Ford Road shooting, offer support

  Families, friends of Beatties Ford shooting victims want people to come forward so police can make arrests

  What does defunding the police look like for Charlotte? Community leaders weigh in

  Between RNC and All-Star Race, greater Charlotte area stands to lose millions in tourism dollars

  Crowded restaurant complaints lead to Phase 2 questions, state says owners and customers should do their part

  CMPD chief Putney discusses relationship between department and black community, defunding police

  ‘One mind, one voice.’ Community activists work together to plan protests, let young people take the lead

Judge denies bond for man accused of kidnapping, killing UofSC student in 2019

  Shelby restaurant defies governor’s Phase 2 orders, opens at full capacity

  New video shows closer perspective to Tuesday’s controversial CMPD protest incident involving tear gas

  Not all civil-emergency unit officers wear body cameras during protests, CMPD confirms

  After 2016 Charlotte protests, a CMPD team was created to focus on conversations. They’re now busier than ever.

  Community advocates worry about courts reopening June 1 as thousands face evictions

  Some N.C. gyms defying Gov. Cooper’s order, deciding to open up anyway

What’s open and what’s not? A guide to Phase Two.

  Heavy rain this week causes flooding on Lookout Shoals Lake

  Gym owners disappointed they can’t open in Phase 2, say they were ready to open

  Churches prepare for first in-person services in nearly 2 months, must be held outside

  As South Carolina restaurants open to dine-in customers, North Carolina restaurant owners feel the effects

  ‘Trying to do our little part.' Couple creates fundraiser to help families facing homelessness, spread hope in Charlotte

  Salon owners hopeful they will be able to open before end of May

  First day of ‘Feed Our Truckers’ fundraiser was success serving nearly 100 drivers

  South Carolina small businesses see new challenges as they start to reopen to customers

  ‘Visit York County’ plans for more visitors after SC eases restrictions, hopes it will help boost economy

  What does a socially-distanced restaurant look like? Owners are trying to figure that out.

  CMS Board passes 2020-21 budget, superintendent says focus will be on student support

  Lifelong friends team up to help feed truck drivers in Concord area