From San Francisco to Kansas City, Chicago and now D.C., Kevin Patrick has been finding and telling stories since 1992.
A native of Wichita, Kansas, Kevin began his career chasing storms with his radio news colleagues throughout Tornado Alley. There couldn’t be a better way to learn to think fast and always describe what you’re seeing.
Wanting to expand his horizons, Kevin traveled west where he worked his way up through news stations in Vacaville, Sacramento and then San Francisco, California. His ability to find the human element in each news event helped earn him awards for best news writing, documentary, series and reporter of the year for California and Nevada.
Eventually Kevin and his wife would return to their roots in Kansas to raise a family but the opportunity to return to reporting later took them to Chicago and now to D.C.
Kevin and his family are endurance sports enthusiasts. He has completed 23 marathons (two of which were run live on the air), several ultra-marathons (any distance in excess of 26.2 miles) and dozens of triathlons. Running – especially long, hilly runs – tends to burn off the fake shell that most people carry, says Kevin, and generally makes everyone think clearer and become their best selves.
Over the course of his career, Kevin has witnessed the Unabomber being brought to justice, got doused by an overhead chopper while covering a wild land fire, shared his struggles live during the Chicago Marathon and the Marine Corps Marathon, and he’s generally been willing to get muddy, scraped up, and winded to bring a story to the listening audience.
When Kevin isn’t on the air or the running trails you’ll find him with his favorite people – his wife and three growing kids.
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