Patrick Thomas joined the Spectrum News 1 team in Raleigh as a storyteller full of curiosity. He is happy to be reporting on people around Tobacco Road and finding out what makes them tick.
For the last four years, Patrick has been telling stories in his home state of Alabama for ABC 33/40 in Birmingham. Patrick cut his teeth as a reporter during the Boston Marathon Bombings in April of 2013 while earning a Master’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University.
After working in Boston, this Alabama native moved someplace even colder and survived three snowy winters in Bangor, Maine, working for ABC 7/FOX 22. Maine is also where Patrick won a Spot News award from the Maine Broadcasters Association.
He traded in frigid cold for extreme heat in 2016 when he returned to Birmingham. Patrick was on assignment in Mississippi for the aftermath of two tornadoes in 2018. His storytelling on a boy’s mission to receive a heart transplant stands out as some of his most memorable work.
Patrick is a four-year-letterman in football at Birmingham-Southern College, where he played linebacker and defensive end. When Patrick isn’t tackling another news assignment, you can find him watching football, reading a good book, and exploring the outdoors.