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Ms. Patrice Wood

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Child Reporter


Employment History


  • Bachelor of Science , journalism
    Bowling Green State University
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Patrice Wood Celebrates 30 Years on NBC10
Cranston, RI, February 4, 2010 - On February 4, 1980, Patrice Wood began her career at NBC10 and, three decades later, she is an award winning journalist and a well-respected leader in the newsroom, anchoring the 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00pm newscasts and serving as the station's Education Watch and Tuesday's Child reporter.
"Patrice is a committed, hard working journalist, whose dedication is an inspiration to all of us," according to Lisa Churchville, General Manager of NBC10.
"There is a reason that Patrice is perennially chosen as the Best Female Anchor by Rhode Islanders - she connects deeply with her viewers."
Over the years, Patrice has interviewed many notable figures such as George H.W. Bush, Billy Joel and Oprah Winfrey.
However, Patrice didn't start off covering the big stories. In fact, it was quite the opposite. "News Director Steve Caminis took a chance and hired me as the night beat reporter," said Wood.
Patrice was primarily a reporter at the time and she worked a sixth day every week for years to get anchoring experience.
"Patrice has been a great mentor to me and countless interns, reporters and producers," says Dan Jaehnig, her 5pm co-anchor.
"Patrice has a shared history with viewers who are comforted by her presence when the news is tough," Gene Valicenti commented.
Patrice has witnessed a lot of changes in the newsroom. "When I started at Channel 10 in 1980, the newsroom was still using manual typewriters," Patrice says with a laugh. "We were just transitioning from film to videotape and then, along came electric typewriters and computers. Three people used to physically man the three studio cameras during newscasts and today, those cameras are robotic and are controlled remotely. As Patrice looks back on her 30 years at WJAR, she says that she is thankful for all of her blessings, "I have a job that's an adventure everyday. My co-workers have helped me along the way and our viewers have encouraged me. I am very thankful to the viewers who have offered constructive criticism because they made me get better. Thirty years later, I still love covering the news."
On Thursday, February 4, 2010, NBC10 will pay tribute to Patrice's years of service in a special presentation of NBC10 News at 6:00 and 11:00pm. "Patrice is a consummate professional who is passionate about the news that touches our communities," said Chris Lanni, NBC 10 Content Brand Manager. - Personalities - Patrice Wood, 14 Feb 2008 [cached]
Patrice Wood
Patrice Wood has been delivering the news at NBC 10 for more than a quarter of a century.She has been the recipient of numerous volunteer and professional awards, including the prestigious "Silver Circle" award from the New England Association of Television Arts and Sciences.
Prior to joining NBC 10, Patrice was a news anchor/reporter for WDHO-TV in Toledo, Ohio.Patrice also held several news positions with WGBU-TV in Bowling Green, Ohio.
She held internships with the United States House of Representatives, Time magazine, as well as the ABC-TV network in Kansas City, Mo.
A native of Rockford, Ohio, Patrice received a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.
Her Tuesday's Child reports, which feature children in state care who need permanent homes, have resulted in numerous children being matched with adoptive families.
In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities with her family.Her favorite hobby is playing her trombone.
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Brighter Futures 2013: A Record-Breaking Event, 25 Oct 2013 [cached]
Photo of event emcee Patrice Wood along with board president Mac Farmer, and event co-chairs Bill Vareika and Sally Lapides
The Brighter Futures luncheon was emceed by NBC 10's Patrice Wood (far left), who has emceed eight of the nine luncheons.
Best of Rhode Island Photos - Body Complete Fitness Center - Cranston, RI, 21 Sept 2012 [cached]
Donna with NBC10's Patrice Wood
Paula, Donna and Laura with NBC10's Patrice Wood and Mario Hilario
New Page 3, 24 July 2010 [cached]
Holly Patrice Wood, the daughter of Jinny Wood of Celina and the late Duane Wood, has seen a lot of changes in the newsroom of WJAR-TV in Providence, R.I., since she began work there on February 4, 1980.
Holly Patrice Wood
Three decades after she first began work as a reporter for the station, Wood is an award-winning journalist who anchors the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts, while also serving as the station's Education Watch and Tuesday's Child reporter.
Over the years, Wood has interviewed a number of famous people, including George H.W. Bush, Billy Joel and Oprah Winfrey.
It wasn't always that way, Wood says today. Hired as the night beat reporter, Wood noted that she didn't have a lot of experience other than a short stint as a reporter/anchor at WDHO-TV in Toledo and several news positions with WBGU-TV in Bowling Green.
Prior to her employment at WJAR, Wood also held internships with the United States House of Representatives, Time magazine and the ABC-TV network affiliate in Kansas City, Mo.
"I was extremely green, but determined," Wood said of her start at WJAR, adding that she had planned on staying at the Rhode Island TV station for only two years when she first began work there.
"But something happened," she said. "I fell in love with the place and the people (quite literally - I actually married one of them, Paul Pabis).
"Thirty years at Channel 10 isn't what I had planned, but I'm grateful for the phenomenal experience and lasting friendships," Wood noted.
The Rockford native has won a number of awards over the years, including the prestigious Silver Circle award from the New England Association of Television Arts and Sciences. Her Tuesday's Child reports, which feature children in state care who need permanent homes, have resulted in a number of children being matched with adoptive families.
WJAR-TV honored Wood on February 4 with a special presentation that paid tribute to her longtime service to the station.
In addition to her parents, Wood also has two sisters, Sheila Baltzell of Celina, editor and owner of The Parkway independent, and Colleen O'Steen of Huntsville, Ala.
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