Pat Callaghan started working at NEWS CENTER in December 1979. He is currently the co-anchor of WCSH NEWS CENTER 6 at 5pm, 6pm and 11pm. Before coming to NEWS CENTER, Pat worked at WSME-AM in Sanford as a newscaster and commercial producer, and was a writer and feature reporter at New Hampshire Public Television. He was one of only a few reporters in the country on the air live from the Kennedy Space Center when the Space Shuttle Challenger was destroyed in an explosion in 1986.
Much of Pat's reporting focuses on state and national politics. He has covered numerous Democratic and Republican national conventions since 1988. Pat has written and produced award-winning documentaries on some of Maine's most important political figures, including Edmund Muskie, George Mitchell and Bill Cohen. Pat grew up in Framingham, Massachusetts. He was awarded a bachelor's degree in History from the University of New Hampshire in 1978. Pat is married and has two grown children.
Pat has a passion for music and writes about it regularly on our "Yesterday's Grooves" blog.