Patrick Cunningham joined the WMBD sports team in June 2022. Peoria is the second stop of his career after spending four years in his hometown of Tyler, Texas, as a sports, crime and local politics reporter.
In high school, Patrick was a member of the football, basketball and head captain of the track team. He graduated from Bishop Gorman Catholic High School in 2014.
Patrick attended the University of Texas at Tyler and majored in mass communications and journalism with a minor in sports communications. He graduated in 2018 and worked in gameday operations for the Patriots, where he had varying roles as a play-by-play announcer, statistician, and social media manager. He helped cover multiple postseason appearances, including national championships in 2016 and 2018.
Patrick has a passion for sports and is a die-hard fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks, and Dallas Stars as well as Notre Dame football. He loves to travel around the country for games and has a bucket list of visiting as many professional sports stadiums as he can.
If you have any suggestions for new destinations or story ideas, don’t be afraid to let him know!