Patrick Walker joined News10 in December 2012 as a general assignment multimedia journalist, making the jump to Sacramento from the NBC affiliate in Yuma, Arizona.
Patrick has covered some of the major stories in the Sacramento area since joining News10, including the New Years' Eve shooting in Old Sacramento, the arrest of the man suspected of killing 9-year-old Jessica Funk-Haslam, the Rim Fire, and the massive manhunt in Roseville where five law enforcement officers were injured in a shootout with a wanted parolee.
In addition, Patrick has traveled to help cover major stories for News10's sister stations in the west. In July 2013, Patrick spent a week in Prescott, Arizona, covering the death of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire for Phoenix's KPNX. Patrick also spent a week in Colorado covering the historic flooding for Denver's KUSA in September 2013 that affected 200 square miles and 17 counties.
Prior to coming to News10, Patrick worked in Yuma, Arizona,where he co-anchored and produced the top-rated 5, 6, and 10 p.m. weeknight newscasts in the market. Although his primary duties were at the anchor desk, Patrick specialized in covering Arizona politics, where he interviewed the state's highest-profile lawmakers in all levels of government on both sides of the political aisle.
Patrick also covered some of the major stories that impacted Yuma, including a mid-air helicopter collision that killed all seven Marines on board both aircraft during a training mission and a three-week credit union fraud trial in federal court in Phoenix that is considered the most infamous scandal in Yuma's history.
Before working in Yuma, Patrick began his career freelancing for News10's sister station in Phoenix, KPNX-TV, where he covered two small fires in northern Arizona. He also interned at the Arizona State Capitol, as a reporter intern for AZTV, enbedded with the Arizona Senate.
Patrick is a Payson, Arizona native and a proud Northern Arizona University Lumberjack.
If you have any news tips, or would like to say hi, you can email Patrick, send him a tweet, or drop him a line on Facebook.