Nick Papantonis is a reporter for WPDE in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He joined the team in June 2017.
Nick began his journey in broadcasting during his freshman year at Syracuse University. In his four years on air, he covered a wide range of stories, including natural disasters, crime and activism, and economic development. 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. During his time in the Southern Tier, he covering everything from breaking news to fun features. 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. His favorite assignment? Going to the Scranton area to cover the tornado that touched down in February 2017.
Nick always strives to be one of the hardest-working people in the newsroom and enjoys digging into every story to find the angle that will best engage his audience. He's particularly adept at capturing attention on social media, having spent his teenage years building and maintaining company profiles for a summer job.
Nick also has extensive knowledge in international relations. He took courses in African politics throughout college and studied in Gaborone, Botswana on exchange in high school. He also spent a semester in Istanbul, Turkey learning about the war on terrorism, the Syrian refugee crisis, and EU politics on the front lines. Nick can hold a basic conversation in Turkish, particularly when he's talking about food. He is also conversational in Spanish.
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.