Paola joined the Live 5 News team in September 2018.
During my four years of college I filmed, edited, reported, and anchored for a variety on news shows. I was a reporter for WEBN-TV at my college for both the English and Spanish shows. I was also a production assistant at WHDH-TV in Boston, before moving to Charleston.
My first hometown will always be Belo Horizonte, a city in Brazil where I was born. Boston is my second home, where I was raised for a majority of my life.
I received a B.S. in Journalism with an emphasis in Broadcast from Emerson College in Boston, MA.
My family is quite large, but back in Boston I have my mother, stepfather, brother, and grandparents all watching Live 5 News online!
Hobbies & Interests:
When i’m not reporting, I’m probably going out with friends or going to the movies. I absolutely love trying new and exciting things, and visiting places I’ve never been to before. I’ve also danced all my life, since I was 3 years old, so dance is huge passion of mine.
I don’t have a favorite book, but at the moment i’m really into motivational books that get you in touch with yourself! Self-care is so important! Also anything hip-hop, I’m in.
Like Best About the Lowcountry:
All the delicious food and the beautiful weather!
Most Interesting Assignment:
In College, I had to do a mini documentary in Cuba, and ended up speaking to families about life in Havana. It ended up being one of my most eye-opening and rewarding experiences. I learned so much about the culture and the people while doing journalism and that story ended up winning an award! It was truly a wonderful experience for me.
Rep. Marvin Pendarvis says there are billions of dollars locked up in security deposits around the country. The goal with this plan would be to create ordinances on a local level that would put that money back into the pockets of renters.
The state is on track to have one of the most severe nurse shortages in the country by 2030. South Carolina is estimated to lack roughly 10,000 nurses to meet the growing demand, according to a 2018 report analyzed by RegisteredNursing.org.
The City of Charleston is working to improve relations with the Hispanic and Latino community. The city’s Latinx Advisory Council is creating subcommittees to tackle issues like police relations and opportunities for business growth.
The Mayor of Pawleys Island is under fire over a controversial Facebook post. Some people are calling his comments “racially insensitive.” Mayor Brian Henry commented on a recent Georgetown shooting where three people were shot and two of them were killed.
Health experts say an increased demand in COVID-19 tests could have people waiting longer to find out their results. It depends on the way organizations are conducting tests and who they send the tests to.
On Friday, Gov. Henry McMaster allowed bowling alleys to reopen with some restrictions. They must adhere to the guidelines developed by the AccelerateSC task force and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.