Pauleen joined News 8 as a reporter in September 2011. She's a midwestern girl at heart, originally from Eagan, Minn. She graduated in May 2011 from the University of St. Thomas as a Communication and Journalism major minoring in Political Science and Renaissance (A fancy term for general business).
While at St. Thomas, Pauleen was a reporter, anchor and the Chief Studio Producer for UST's student media online platform TommieMedia.com. She also worked as a reporter and producer for Campus Scope, St. Thomas'? former monthly student-produced television magazine show.
Pauleen also had four internships while in college. She worked as a news intern at WCCO-TV, the CBS affiliate in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, a network booking intern at CNN in Atlanta, GA, an entertainment news intern at the Associated Press Television News Headquarters in London, England and a news intern at Channel Twelve news for the Northwest community television program in Brooklyn Park, Minn.
Do you have a personal motto or quote that inspires you?
"Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful"
What do you like about your job?
Nothing makes me happier (professionally) than talking to ordinary extraordinary people and using beautiful pictures and creative writing to share their amazing stories with the world.
Favorite way to spend a day off?
I'm a big runner and I love to explore new and interesting places.
"Benny and Joon" It never fails to make me want to try and make grill cheese sandwiches with a clothes iron but sadly I need mine to actually iron my clothes.
Anything with noodles in it!
What are you bad at and wish you could do better?
My sense of direction is terrible. I don't really remember street names. I just use landmarks instead when giving directions. "Turn right at the big statue!"
Do you have a hobby or collect anything special to you?
I've played the violin since I was 10-years-old and I love to crochet when I have some free time.
"Night" by Elie Weisel. I read it in high school and have loved it ever since.