Pat Callaghan began working at NEWS CENTER Maine in December 1979. He has been co-anchor of NEWS CENTER Maine at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m since 1989.
Before coming to NEWS CENTER Maine, Pat worked at WSME-AM in Sanford as a newscaster and commercial producer, and was a writer and feature reporter at New Hampshire Public Television.
Much of Pat's reporting focuses on state and national politics. He has covered numerous Democratic and Republican national conventions since 1988. Pat has written and produced award-winning documentaries on some of Maine's most important political figures, including Edmund Muskie, George Mitchell, Bill Cohen and Olympia Snowe, and brought five Maine governors together for a unique group discussion-- Joe Brennan, John McKernan, Angus King, John Baldacci and Paul LePage.
Pat grew up in Framingham, Massachusetts. He was awarded a bachelor's degree in History from the University of New Hampshire. Pat is married and has two grown children.
You can follow Pat on Twitter @PatCallaghan6.
TELL ME MORE
Getting answers is our job at NEWS CENTER Maine. But just this once, we put our team on the receiving end of the questions to show you another side of their personalities.
Q: Who had the biggest impact on shaping your career as a journalist?
A: My father was was a radio and TV broadcaster in Washington and Boston, and I could always tell how much he enjoyed it. As the song says, he did it for the stories he could tell. I figured it beats working for a living.
Q: What would the book about your life be called, and what would the first line be?
A: “Standing Pat—A Life Sitting Behind a Microphone.” First line: “I’m probably the least likely person to make a living talking to thousands of people at a time. But it’s easier than one on one somehow.”
Q: What is your favorite New England sports memory?
A: Being in the Boston Garden on May 10, 1970 when Bobby Orr scored that famous overtime goal to clinch the Stanley Cup. That place went bonkers in the most delightful way.
Q: How does a pet brighten your mood?
A: When I get home, my dog acts like I’m The Beatles. (Thanks to Bill Maher for that description.)
Q: Who belongs on your Mount Rushmore of Maine?
A: Ed Muskie, Margaret Chase Smith, Bill Cohen, George Mitchell