Pat McGonigle Biography
Pat McGonigle is a media personality serving as an anchor at FOX 4 News in Kansas City, Missouri. He joined FOX 4 News in July 2017. Previously, he was a morning anchor at KSDK-TV, the NBC affiliate in St. Louis, Missouri.
Pat McGonigle Age
He is 50 years old as of 2022.
Pat McGonigle Height
He is 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Pat McGonigle Nationality
McGonigle is American.
Pat McGonigle Education
Patrick graduated from Saint Louis University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Media Studies in 1994. He also received a Master’s degree in Mass Communication, with an emphasis in Broadcasting, from Emerson College in Boston in 1997.
Pat McGonigle Family
Pat’s dad was a great baseball player. “My dad was a great baseball player and always wanted me to play baseball,” Pat says. “I liked basketball better, and I carried a lot of guilt that I didn’t like playing baseball. I remember how that felt, and I don’t want to be that dad.”
He also grew up in a large family which has taught him the importance of one-on-one time with his kids.
Pat McGonigle Wife
McGonigle has been married to his wife Jennifer for 22 years. He met her while attending Saint Louis University. Originally from Massachusetts, McGonigle has traveled to six states over the last 15 years he worked in the TV news game.
The couple has five daughters: Mercedes, 20; Georgia, 19; Zoe, 17; Eliza, 15; and Maeve, 14.
The five kids have a wide array of interests, from theater to gymnastics to American Sign Language. McGonigle tries not to push specific activities.
“When the girls were little, McGonigle would call the jogging stroller the ‘adventure bike’ and take the girls out running with him,” Jennifer says. “I don’t run as much now, but when I do I take our dog, Harvey,” McGonigle adds. “Many tease me that Harvey is the son I always wanted!”
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Pat McGonigle FOX 4 News
McGonigle is an anchor at FOX 4 News in Kansas City, Missouri. He joined FOX 4 News in July 2017. Before that, he was a morning anchor at KSDK-TV News Channel 5, the NBC affiliate in St. Louis, Missouri for the last six years.
From March 2005 to September 2011, McGonigle was a morning anchor for an NBC affiliate in Rochester, NY. He also served as the newscaster and resident thoughtless husband and father on “The Tony and Dee Show” on WARM 101.3 FM.
McGonigle has received numerous broadcast awards, including a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for breaking news; three Regional Emmys for Best Morning Newscast, Spot News, and Community Service; First Place Series Reporting from the Associated Press; and the Nebraska Association of Broadcasters Silver Award for In-Depth Investigative Reporting.
Pat McGonigle Movie (Queenpins)
The movie, based on a true story, features Bell as a listless housewife who decides to mastermind a counterfeit coupon ring to the tune of millions.
Shot entirely during the early days of the pandemic, producers needed a secure location for a scene involving a news anchor delivering breaking developments in a studio.
Instead of hiring an actor and renting a green screen studio, directors Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly asked a favor from an old friend — FOX4’s McGonigle.
Gaudet and Pullapilly, former TV news professionals who left broadcasting for the big screen, explained how they convinced producers to cast McGonigle.
“I think we sold them on the idea as, ‘Look, we don’t even have to do anything, he’s going to shoot it,’” Gaudet told FOX4. “We’re just going to shoot it in Kansas City. We won’t even have to spend the money of shooting on some soundstage.”
Pullapilly, a former TV journalist and award-winning documentary filmmaker, said portraying local TV news accurately was important.
“We absolutely wanted to make sure local television news gets represented the right way,” Pullapilly said. “We see so many films and television series where they don’t do it justice, to make it feel real and organic. You know they’re not legit.”
Pat McGonigle House Fire
In 2018, Pat posted a picture of his fire-damaged house on Facebook with the caption, “it occurred to me that our fire-damaged house is like the KC Royals franchise: Yeah, this summer will suck…but somewhere, down the road: #CrownMeBaby.”
Pat McGonigle Salary and Net Worth
His salary and net worth are under review.
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