Paola joined the Live 5 News team in September 2018.
During my four years of college I filmed, edited, reported, and anchored for a variety on news shows. I was a reporter for WEBN-TV at my college for both the English and Spanish shows. I was also a production assistant at WHDH-TV in Boston, before moving to Charleston.
My first hometown will always be Belo Horizonte, a city in Brazil where I was born. Boston is my second home, where I was raised for a majority of my life.
I received a B.S. in Journalism with an emphasis in Broadcast from Emerson College in Boston, MA.
My family is quite large, but back in Boston I have my mother, stepfather, brother, and grandparents all watching Live 5 News online!
Hobbies & Interests:
When i’m not reporting, I’m probably going out with friends or going to the movies. I absolutely love trying new and exciting things, and visiting places I’ve never been to before. I’ve also danced all my life, since I was 3 years old, so dance is huge passion of mine.
I don’t have a favorite book, but at the moment i’m really into motivational books that get you in touch with yourself! Self-care is so important! Also anything hip-hop, I’m in.
Like Best About the Lowcountry:
All the delicious food and the beautiful weather!
Most Interesting Assignment:
In College, I had to do a mini documentary in Cuba, and ended up speaking to families about life in Havana. It ended up being one of my most eye-opening and rewarding experiences. I learned so much about the culture and the people while doing journalism and that story ended up winning an award! It was truly a wonderful experience for me.
The on-site instruction opt-out request form gives parents the opportunity to stay in a virtual model all year. District officials say the intent was to show parents the responsibilities that come with choosing that option.
The City of Charleston is working to improve relations with the Hispanic and Latino community. The city’s Latinx Advisory Council is creating subcommittees to tackle issues like police relations and opportunities for business growth.
Local police departments are talking about how their officers handle people who have mental issues. The discussion comes after a 13-year-old boy with autism was shot by a police officer in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The town of Sullivan’s Island is considering a proposal for paid parking in an effort to gain revenue to improve the island. Many business owners and residents say the plan would negatively impact local businesses.
For nearly three years, people living in the Huger community have voiced concerns about the proposed DonMar Sand Mines expansion. The plan would include expanding the mine from five acres to 30.58 acres.
The Mayor of Pawleys Island is under fire over a controversial Facebook post. Some people are calling his comments “racially insensitive.” Mayor Brian Henry commented on a recent Georgetown shooting where three people were shot and two of them were killed.
The district recently partnered with the Medical University of South Carolina to release a “Back2Business” playbook. The school district has been working with MUSC health experts to ensure schools will reopen as safely as possible for students and staff.
A decade-long debate about how to manage Sullivan’s Island’s maritime forest is entering a new chapter. The town has been involved in a lawsuit and will be starting a mediation process at the start of September to potentially reach a compromise.