SAN ANTONIO - Patricio Espinoza is a Special Assignments Reporter. The five time Emmy award winner brings over two decades of journalism work to News 4 WOAI.
Patricio is a story teller passionate about his work and dedicated to give a voice to people and issues that make a difference. He likes to mix old school journalism with the power of today’s digital tools and social media that have transformed journalism and allow everyone to have a voice. You will often see Patricio “backpacking” - shooting and editing his own stories and letting people tell them in their own words.
Fluent in Spanish, Patricio is a Knight Digital Fellow at UC Berkeley and USC. As a producer, reporter, anchor and national correspondent, some of the stories he has covered include several presidential campaigns; 52 days live from the Waco stand-off, and the human stories behind natural disasters like Katrina. He has lived and worked in San Antonio, Houston, and Phoenix among others reporting for local and national media including ABC News, Univision, NBC, Fox, Discovery and Telemundo.
In his spare time, Patricio is a student and a guest lecturer at OLLU. He provides mentoring and encourages and supports community journalism efforts using today’s digital tools.
Born in Ecuador, Patricio first came to the states when he was 17. His first job in TV, if you can say that, was as a handyman for a CBS affiliate in Southern California. He soon found himself in production and news “tinkering” - he says - with anything he could put his hands onto. Today, he continues his work and his love for multimedia and “backpack” journalism as a contributing Special Assignments Reporter to News 4 WOAI.
“The stories I enjoy most are people stories, human interest, historias de nuestra gente. Stories that may touch you in anyway, and perhaps make a difference,” explains Patricio.
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