Patrick Fazio
Patrick Fazio

Emmy winner and nationally awarded journalist Patrick Fazio anchors the weekend morning news and reports for NBC 5. He came back to Chicago in 2017 after previously living in the south suburbs and graduating from Valparaiso University.

Before returning to Chicago, Fazio anchored and reported in Kansas City, Missouri, as well as at TV stations in Terre Haute, Indiana, and Springfield, Illinois. His investigative reports are credited with leading to new laws and helping to free a wrongly imprisoned man.

Fazio's reporting earned the national Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Television Journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists as well as two national Wilbur Awards for best local TV report on religion.

He has also won eight Emmy Awards, ten Edward R. Murrow Awards, Best Investigative Reporting from the Missouri Broadcasters Association, and the First Amendment Award from Indiana’s Society of Professional Journalists.

Besides reporting internationally from Israel and Poland, his career highlights include interviewing Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Mike Pence, as well as U.S. Senators, members of Congress, governors, and military generals. 

Fazio started on-air in radio at Valparaiso University where he also ran track and played wide receiver on the Division I-AA football team (fortunately he managed not to drop the two passes thrown to him during a home game at Soldier Field).

He earned his master’s degree from Indiana State University while teaching undergraduate courses in media writing and public speaking.

In his younger and slimmer days, Fazio served as a volunteer firefighter and umpired high school baseball, but now he coaches his son’s and daughter’s sports teams. Fazio was born in California and later moved to Missouri, but he and his wife are happy to call the Chicago area home again with their children and two dogs.

Connect with him on Social Media:

Facebook/Instagram: @PatrickFazioNBC5

X (Formerly Twitter): @PatrickFazio

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