Pauleen is an Emmy-award winning journalist with a passion for telling stories. Nothing makes her happier than talking to ordinary extraordinary people, and using beautiful pictures and solid writing to share their amazing stories with the world.
After 10 years working in stations across Wisconsin and Indiana, Pauleen returned to her home of Minnesota as a reporter at WCCO -TV in April 2022.
Pauleen has earned 14 Emmy nominations throughout her career and in Nov. 2023 she won her first Emmy for Outstanding Coverage for Breaking/Spot News Coverage.
Prior to her return, she was promoted to morning anchor is at CBS 58 in Milwaukee, WI in 2020 after serving as weekend evening anchor for more than a year. She also produced and reported bi-weekly long-form features for the station's local CBS Sunday Morning program.
She's jumped at the chance to cover the big stories both from the anchor desk and in the field. In 2020 she contributed to extensive coverage of some of the year's major stories - from reporting live in Los Angeles as news broke of the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant and continuing live coverage overnight of the unrest in Milwaukee following the death of George Floyd in the hands of Minneapolis police.
She also was the only local anchor to break away from the desk to reporter live overnight after the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis. and she also provided more than two dozen live and taped reports for Europe's BBC TV and Radio.
In addition to her anchoring duties she also took it upon herself to produce and report an hour long special highlighting the recent rise in anti-Asian attacks across the country and in Wisconsin.
In nearly three years, her work in Milwaukee earned her six Emmy nominations, and first place Wisconsin Broadcasters Association awards in Best Use of Video and Live Reporting.
Prior to Milwaukee, she served as a morning anchor in Fort Wayne, Ind. and was a key contributor to building and launching the station's new morning show, Fort Wayne's NBC TODAY in Nov. 2016. The show grew steadily in viewership with each ratings period during her time with the station.
She embraced a leadership role in determining important news coverage of the day, booking in-studio segments, providing ideas for unique live field reports and has created some of the station's most viewed news content outside of her job requirements with writing, editing and reporting packaged news stories.
She was also one of the primary contributors in the station's online platforms - the website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - helping to grow the Fort Wayne's NBC Facebook page by more than 18,000 likes.
She took on the big stories and field anchor during times of breaking news. She also journeyed to Los Angeles to provide live coverage both during the morning newscasts as well as the evenings as one of Fort Wayne's own advanced to the live shows on NBC's The Voice.
Her time in Fort Wayne earned her three Emmy nominations - the most of any journalist in the market in 2017.
Before moving to Fort Wayne, Pauleen was a morning reporter and fill-in anchor at Green Bay's top-rated morning show, WLUK-FOX 11 Good Day Wisconsin.
While in Green Bay, she reported live for HLN as well as the FOX affiliate in Milwaukee, WITI-FOX 6. She was also the only reporter at the station to fill in on the anchor desk both for the 4.5-hour weekday morning show and for the 3-hour weekend morning show.
Pauleen's work on Good Day Wisconsin earned her Wisconsin Broadcasters Association recognition in the categories of Best Live Reporting and Best Feature.
Pauleen began her career as a general assignment reporter, fill-in anchor and producer for WKBT-News 8, the CBS affiliate in La Crosse, Wis.
She is originally from Eagan, Minn. and graduated in May 2011 from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. with a bachelor of arts majoring in communication and journalism, and minoring in renaissance (general business) as well as political science.
Pauleen is a member of the Asian American Journalist Association.