Faces of Maine Broadcasting #275

We depend upon people we trust to give us the news of the day. Today we speak with two beloved broadcasters who keep us up to speed on what has happened, and what is yet to come. Pat Callaghan started working at WCSH-6 News Center in December 1979; meteorologist Keith Carson recently returned to WCSH-6 after taking a coveted position with the Weather Channel.


Keith Carson

With 10 years of media experience, meteorologist Keith Carson has covered everything from tornado aftermath in Oklahoma to blizzards in Chicago. A native New Englander, Keith leveraged social media and on-air presentation to reach the Weather Channel at the age of 30. Now he has returned to WCSH-TV in Portland, where he is spearheading a new level of online and live reporting presence for the top-rated local news station.

Pat Callaghan

Pat Callaghan started working at WCSH-6 News Center in December 1979. He is the co-anchor of the 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. shows and has been co-anchoring the 6 p.m. newscast with Cindy Williams for 27 years. Before coming to News Center, Pat worked at WSME-AM in Sanford as a newscaster and commercial producer and was a writer and feature reporter at New Hampshire Public Television. He was one of only a few reporters in the country on the air live from the Kennedy Space Center when the Space Shuttle Challenger was destroyed in an explosion in 1986. Much of Pat’s reporting focuses on state and national politics. He has covered numerous Democratic and Republican national conventions since 1988. Pat has written and produced award-winning documentaries on some of Maine’s most important political figures, including Edmund Muskie, George Mitchell, and Bill Cohen. Pat grew up in Framingham, Massachusetts. He was awarded a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of New Hampshire in 1978. Pat is married and has two grown children.