Patrick Fazio is a national award-winning journalist who anchors the morning news each weekday and also reports for 41 Action News.
His investigative reporting has received the national Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for Public Service in Television Journalism. Fazio has also been honored with the national Wilbur Award alongside CNN, CBS News and 60 Minutes. Additionally, he has earned five regional Edward R. Murrow Awards and the First Amendment Award – one of the top honors from Indiana’s Society of Professional Journalists. He has also won a pair of People’s Telly Awards for investigative reporting and received a nomination for a regional EMMY award.
During his career, Fazio’s reports have aired nationwide on CNN, Headline News, MSNBC, and ABC News. Fazio has interviewed presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and covered a visit by former President Bill Clinton. He’s also questioned U.S. Senators, Congressmen, governors, as well as generals and commanders of the Iraq War and Afghanistan War.
His reporting has taken him to Israel and Poland to tell the stories of Holocaust survivors. Fazio has also traveled to national sporting events to cover the NCAA Tournament and NFL Playoffs and has interviewed Super Bowl and World Series champions as well as Olympic Gold Medalists and Hall of Famers.
Before joining 41 Action News, Fazio worked as the evening news anchor at the NBC station in Terre Haute, Indiana. He’s also anchored and reported at stations in Springfield, Illinois, and Idaho Falls, Idaho. He graduated from Valparaiso University where he started on-air in radio and played on the Division I-AA football team as a three-year letter-winning wide receiver. Fazio earned his master’s from Indiana State University where he also taught communication courses. Fazio grew up near St. Louis, but he and his wife along with their children are excited to now call Kansas City home.