Nick Papantonis is the weeknight reporter for WPDE in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, as well as a member of ABC15 Investigates. He joined the team in June 2017.
Nick began his journey in broadcasting during his freshman year at Syracuse University's CitrusTV. He was awarded the Don Edwards Broadcast Journalism Award, the school's top prize in the field, shortly before graduating in May 2017.
Nick launched his career at WBNG in Binghamton, NY as an intern in September 2015, before being promoted to reporter less than half way through his scheduled internship. His reporting was frequently the top story of the day, including investigating a high profile hit-and-run, and working on the team that covered the record breaking winter storm in March 2017.
After moving to South Carolina, Nick transitioned to the night team, focusing his reporting on crime and government. He has been the first to report on stories ranging from police and fire department staffing shortages to lawsuits against local politicians.
Nick is easily accessible and active on many online platforms including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIN, and Instagram. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to send him an email using the "Connect" page.