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.
Sen. Tom Davis (R- Beaufort) has introduced a bill that is making its way through the state house. It would temporarily allow individuals who have graduated from an accredited nurse school to practice under the supervision of a licensed registered nurse while waiting to take their licensure exam.
The North Charleston community is weighing in on the discussion around racial bias in the North Charleston Police Department. CNA, a non-profit research group, is conducting an audit of the police department.
Northwood Estates borders I-26 and residents say the noise level has dramatically increased over time. With more infrastructure projects and cars coming to the area, they worry the problem will only get worse.
Anyone aged 16 and older will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine starting Wednesday, March 31. Gov. Henry McMaster made the announcement on Friday, skipping the rest of the phased approach planned by DHEC.
South Carolina lawmakers are considering a bill aimed at preventing plastic pellets from spilling into local waterways. The plastic pellets, known as nurdles, are the raw material used to create almost all common plastic products.
A community needs assessment by the Berkeley Dorchester Charleston Council of Governments has identified affordable housing as one of the main concerns for low to moderate income households in Dorchester County.
The Charleston County school board approved an academic calendar for the 2021-2022 school year. The board selected Option A which recommends the 2022 spring break the week of April 11 through April 15.