The great part about working in Florida: If your team loses, you still have Disney and the beach. Pat loves being able to call Orlando home.

Growing up, Pat always had a passion for sports. He even had this crazy idea he could play in the NFL. But when you get beat out for the starting quarterback job in high school, that dream comes crashing down pretty quick.

Pat was born in Pittsburgh and went to high school in New Hampshire. He went to college at Providence (Go Friars), where he studied marketing and film. Pat shifted to sports journalism while getting a master's degree at Emerson College in Boston.

From there, it was the Tampa Tribune, then TV stops in Johnstown and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Covering Saquon Barkley and Penn State's return to prominence is one of the most memorable things Pat says he has done.

Pat's sportscast won an Emmy when Penn State got selected to the Rose Bowl in 2016.

Pat loves watching movies, working out, and of course spending time with his wife and daughter.

He's always open to story ideas and not afraid to stretch the definition of "sports." Email him at patrick.welter@charter.com.