Emmy winner and nationally awarded journalist Patrick Fazio anchors the 4 p.m. News and reports for the 10 p.m. News. He returned to Chicago after previously living in the south suburbs and graduating from Valparaiso University.
Fazio joined NBC 5 from Kansas City’s NBC where he worked as morning news anchor and investigative reporter. He also anchored and reported at stations in Terre Haute, Indiana, Springfield, Illinois and Idaho Falls, Idaho.
His investigations have led to new laws and earned the national Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Television Journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists. Fazio’s reporting from Israel received the national Wilbur Award for best local TV report on religion.
He's also won seven Emmy Awards, seven Edward R. Murrow Awards, Best Investigative Reporting from the Missouri Broadcasters Association and the First Amendment Award from Indiana’s Society of Professional Journalists.
During his career, Fazio has interviewed 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 played wide receiver on the Division I-AA football team and 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. He was born near L.A. and grew up outside of St. Louis, but he and his wife are happy to call the Chicago area home again with their two children, dog, and cat.