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.
A Berkeley County School District re-entry task force met for first time to figure out what the new school year will look like. Parents, teachers, students, and district officials have come together to make recommendations.
Doctors at Trident Health are starting to see an impact of COVID-19 within the Hispanic community. They’re now providing inpatient care for patients testing positive in that community more so than any other ethnic group in the tri-county area.
On Friday, Gov. Henry McMaster allowed bowling alleys to reopen with some restrictions. They must adhere to the guidelines developed by the AccelerateSC task force and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
Lowcountry hospitals, businesses and organizations are being asked to take a pledge to put health and safety first.It’s led by One Region, which is a collaborative initiative focused on building a stronger, more inclusive regional economy.
Protesters started at Waterfront Park, then marched to Marion Square before ending up at Hampton Park. Many of the people were still in college or high school. They gathered to protest police brutality and racism.
After days of protests in response to police actions, North Charleston is taking a look at their own department.Recently, the city created a five person committee to take a closer look at how their police department operates.