Pat Kiernan Biography
Patrick Kiernan is a Canadian-American television host, appearing as the morning news anchor of NY1 since 1997. He is widely known in New York City for his “In the Papers” feature, in which he summarizes thecolorful content in New York City’s daily newspapers, replete with his deadpan humor. Kiernan has also hosted game shows and appeared in films and on television either as himself or as a reporter.
Pat Kiernan Age
Have you been wondering how old is the Canadian-American television host Pat Kiernan . He was born on November 20, 1968, in Canada and he is 50 years old as of 2018.
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He is married to Dawn Lerohl on June 4, 1994. They moved to Manhattan in 1996 and are citizens of both the United States and Canada. They used to reside on the Upper West Side, but in April 2012 Kiernan purchased a $2 million townhouse in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. They have two children, Lucy (October 27, 2001) and Maeve (July 12, 2004)
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Pat Kiernan Career
He began his news career in 1988 at CKRA-FM in Edmonton while a business student at the University of Alberta. He later made a transition from radio to television at Edmonton’s CFRN News. In 1993, he moved to another Edmonton television station, CITV, where he produced the weekday primetime newscast. Kiernan moved to New York City three years later to work for Time Warner, where he soon became the morning anchor of NY1. Kiernan is usually on air from 5 AM until 10 AM, weekdays. He was on air on the morning of the September 11th terrorist attacks and remained on air for nearly 15 hours that day. Kiernan also serves as a correspondent for Business News Network in Canada. From 2000 to 2004, Kiernan was the co-anchor of the CNNfn program “The Money Gang.” His co-hosts included Christine Romans and two fellow Canadians, Amanda Lang and Ali Velshi. In 2008, Kiernan created Pat’s Papers, a website curation of his favorite stories from newspapers across the United States. In January 2014, Kiernan added an afternoon job to his long-running morning routine, joining WABC (AM) Radio to host a 5 pm weeknight news/talk show recapping the events of the day in and around New York City. He left WABC in early 2015.
Kiernan joined Bloomberg TV Canada in 2015 as the host of the channel’s Thursday night Bloomberg North program. The half-hour report reviews the week’s global business events from a Canadian perspective. The routine of his early morning commute to work at NY1 is the subject of Kiernan’s first children’s book Good Morning, City, published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in 2016. A starred review in Publishers Weekly explains that “Kiernan knows a lot about how a city shakes off sleep.”
He has appeared in cameos as himself or as a reporter in such films as The Interpreter (2005), Night at the Museum (2006), True North (film) (2006), The Son of No One (2011), Iron Man 3 (2013) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014). He has been featured in publications including New York magazine (“Morning Star”, February 5, 2001), and the New York Post (“Dream Job: Pat Kiernan”, October 3, 2005) and The New Yorker (“Explainer”; May 21, 2012).On March 7, 2012, he served as a guest co-host with Kelly Ripa on Live! with Kelly. The appearance came nearly a year after a New York Magazine article in which he declared his interest in the soon-to-be-vacant job because it was a “rare intersection” of his knowledge of New York City and his passion for pop culture.The New York Daily News covered the March 7 program with a minute-by-minute live blog. In 2013, Canada’s Report on Business named Kiernan one of the “16 Canadians We Want Back”
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My New York Obsession: Pat Kiernan, the Calmest Anchor in the Storm of Life
ince about 1997—when he began appearing on local news channel NY1—I have been obsessed with Pat Kiernan. I am one of his nearly 49,000 followers on Twitter, where he shares his two cents on all manner of things, but mostly media, food, and transportation issues. He’s not aggressively flashy like so many New York media glitterati, but rather a very competent on-air (and online) presence with a healthy dose of dry, Canadian humor. He also seems genuinely glad to have made it into the media fabric of this great city, which is refreshing. His accent, which a Curbed writer memorably described as “slightly dorky,” is actually a big part of his charm. Also: He does push-ups on air! What’s not to love?
Kiernan’s daily “In the Papers” segment is what made me first take notice of this man of hyperlocal letters. He finds noteworthy stories in the daily newspapers and riffs on why we should be thinking and talking about them. And because Kiernan is such a fundamentally decent man and an enthusiastic New Yorker, the viewer is compelled to pay attention even at such an early hour. In this age of Trump, a lot of Kiernan’s what-fresh-hell-is-this commentary involves the daily destructions of our democratic norms. One of my favorites of his recent “In the Papers” riffs was his obvious disdain for the president’s “shithole countries” remarks regarding Africa, the continent on which I was born. It’s these kinds of commentaries that have made Kiernan something of a New York institution, and rightly so.
Other NY1 anchors sometimes present the “In the Papers” segment, but Kiernan’s stand out, not least because he usually delivers them first thing in the morning, before most viewers, myself included, actually get the papers (or have scrolled Twitter). He has done more than 4,000 of these segments. He’s the print news business’s designated, de facto reader, perhaps one of the last people under 70 who reads more than one newspaper a day. I’ll regularly buy a paper based on a story Kiernan teases on the air.
Perhaps it’s because he talks about news stories (on television no less) that the New York media establishment has utterly embraced Kiernan. The Atlantic once called him “New York’s favorite Canadian”; The New York Observer dubbed him “a baller.” (Probably a first for a Canadian.) Despite living in the same neighborhood, I’ve never met Kiernan, but we have 447 Twitter Media followers in common. He doesn’t know me, but after all these years, all these mornings, I feel like I know him.
Another reason Kiernan should be dear to every New Yorker’s heart—and not just those whose bylines appear in newspapers—is the way he comported himself on September 11, 2001. As the Twin Towers smoldered in real time on TV and many of us understandably panicked or went into lockdown, he stayed on air for eight consecutive hours. His was an astonishingly soothing presence during New York’s darkest days in recent memory. Although 9/11 was a global story, it was through the local prism of NY1 that many of the city’s residents found solace.