Austin Pollack

Anchor/Reporter

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austin.pollack@witn.com

Austin Pollack joined the WITN team in June 2019 as an anchor and reporter for WITN News at Sunrise.

NAME: Austin Pollack
TITLE: Sunrise Anchor/Reporter
E-MAIL: austin.pollack@witn.com
ALMA MATER: Syracuse University
PREVIOUS STATIONS: WDTV (Bridgeport, WV)
MARRIED: No
CHILDREN: No
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Anything baseball (except Jim Howard's Yankees) or Friends
FAVORITE BAND: Not a band, but anything Shania Twain (don't knock it ’til you try it)
FAVORITE BOOK: Catcher in the Rye
FAVORITE FOOD: Anything with chicken or rice
FAVORITE BEVERAGE: Iced coffee (will gladly debate Starbucks and Dunkin' any time you'd like)
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON YOUR DAY OFF: Travel, or come up with a list of things I need to get done but never actually accomplish any of it.
FAVORITE SEASON: Spring or Fall
FUN FACT: I've been to more than 35 states and visited England, Spain, France, and Ireland. Also lived in Alaska for a summer.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE ITEM WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: Jackson Pollack (he's the family dog).


BIOGRAPHY:

Austin Pollack joined the WITN team in June 2019 as an anchor and reporter for WITN News at Sunrise.

Austin came to eastern Carolina from our sister station WDTV in Bridgeport, West Virginia, where he was a reporter and anchored the 5:00, 5:30, and 6:00 newscasts.

At WDTV, Austin covered issues related to West Virginia’s roads and infrastructure, devastating floods in 2017, the teacher strikes in 2018 and 2019, and many others. His favorite types of stories to cover are the ones that impact the viewers and their day-to-day lives, while also finding a way to tell a story that will put a smile on your face.

Austin is a native of the Boston area and received his journalism degree from Syracuse University (big ’Cuse fan). While at Syracuse, Austin had the opportunity to intern for NBC Olympics during the 2014 Olympic Games. His original path of wanting to do baseball play-by-play took him to spending a summer calling games in the Cape Cod Baseball League and another summer in Alaska working for the Alaska Baseball League.

Austin is excited to put his snow boots away for a while and enjoy all of what North Carolina has to offer. Most importantly, he’s excited to help you get your day started on WITN News at Sunrise! ​In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching Syracuse basketball and the Red Sox, and spending time outside.

If you have a story idea or just want to say hi, feel free to e-mail him at austin.pollack@witn.com.


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