Patricia Del Rio Biography, Age, Anchor, Education, Award, Husband, WFSB

Patricia Del Rio Biography

Patricia Del Rio is an American Emmy award-winning journalist with 3 additional Emmy nominations. She is also a co-recipient of the prestigious regional Edward R. Murrow Award. Patricia joins WFSB after taking a “mommy hiatus” to raise her daughter who is now in Kindergarten.

Patricia Del Rio Education

Rio grew up in New Rochelle, New York and graduated from Fordham University with a degree in journalism and political science.

Patricia Del Rio Anchor | Reporter

Ms. Del Rio previously worked as a reporter and anchor at WPIX in New York from 2005 until 2009 and at its sister station KTLA in Los Angeles in the same role from 1999 until 2005. She started her career in Palm Springs, California.

Patricia was the 1st Los Angeles based correspondent to report live from Ground Zero following the September 11th attacks, for which she would earn an Emmy nomination. Her reporting while her news van was under attack during the 2000 NBA Championship LA Laker riots earned her and her news team a regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

Patricia Del Rio Age

Details about Patricia’s date of birth are not known therefore it is not known when she celebrates her birthday. She likes to keep her personal matters away from the public eye making it difficult to know her age, hence this information will be updated as soon as it’s available.

Patricia Del Rio Husband

“I enjoyed stepping off the news merry go round to be home with my daughter during the baby years, but I missed news terribly and I am so happy to be back doing what I love. Connecticut has become my home these past several years and there is no place more I would like to be reporting the news. I have a deep connection here now.”

Patricia is a self-described fitness freak and loves just about any kind of exercise, indoors and out. She lives on the shoreline with her husband and daughter.

Patricia Del Rio Award

She won an Emmy Award in 2004 for anchoring Best Newscast in Los Angeles (Morning 5-7 am)

Patricia Del Rio Article

Big Y, Channel 3 team up for giveaway as plastic bag law goes into effect

Connecticut’s 10 cent tax law for single-use plastic bags went into effect on Thursday. To help viewers and customers change over to reusable bags, Channel 3 teamed up with Big Y World Class Markets so they can go a little greener and save a little money.

Bag Day on 3
To help viewers and customers change over to reusable bags, Channel 3 teamed up with Big Y World Class Markets. Channel 3 gave away one reusable bag per customer at select Big Y locations in the state. Though thousands of bags were handed out, many locations reported quickly running out.

Here’s what you need to know about the single-use plastic bag fee

The bags are sturdy and washable. The new state law passed by lawmakers during the last legislative session implements a 10 cent charge per plastic bag. The goal behind the law is to phase out all plastic bags by June 2021.

Stores like Big Y and Stop & Shop decided to get rid of them all together in advance of that deadline. They’ll instead offer paper bags for a 10 cent fee.

“We were going to get rid of the plastic bags anyway in the year 2020 so we decided with the state making all of these changes, that we were going to do it quicker and faster,” said Lisa Buckley, customer service manager, Big Y Meriden.

Leftover plastic bags at the stores will be donated to places like animal shelters. Stop & Shop said they’ll recycle theirs into decking material that will be used for things like park benches. Shoppers who spoke to Eyewitness News had mixed reactions to the new law.

“I agree that plastic is not good but I don’t agree on the 10 cents a bag,” said Luranna Foster of Meriden. “I think that’s just a way for the state to make more money from us. We are taxed to death already. I don’t mean to be rude, but that’s the way I feel about it.”

“I think it’s a good idea because they’ll get rid of the plastic bags and the waste and everything,” said Kim Belcher of Wallingford. Big Y and Channel 3 started handing out the bags starting at 7 a.m. at locations in Meriden, Naugatuck, Rocky Hill, Cheshire, and West Hartford.

They were only available while supplies lasted. Customers were urged to post pictures of their reusable Channel 3 bags to social media using the hashtag #BagDayOn3. See them here.

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She is anchors at WFSB-TV.

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