Pat Kiernan's career in broadcast journalism began while he was attending the University of Alberta's Faculty of Business in Edmonton, Canada. "I was offered a weekend job at 96K-Lite FM," he explains. "It was a 'lite rock' station that didn't want to devote much airtime to news, so my hourly updates were supposed to be 96 seconds long. I learned a lot about writing newscasts that get straight to the point."
Pat has tried to deliver news in a similarly pointed manner throughout his career. Upon the completion of his Bachelor of Commerce degree, he accepted a full-time job as a general assignment reporter for CFRN television in Canada's fourth-largest TV market.
While at the CTV network-affiliated station, he anchored a weekly business news magazine program and at various times worked as the station's assistant news director, assignment editor, producer and news anchor.
Prior to joining Time Warner and NY1, he was the Senior Producer of the prime-time newscast "ITV News at Ten" on CITV, one of Canada's satellite superstations, where his duties included an on-air role as host of "Your Money," a popular segment he created.
Pat and his wife Dawn moved to New York in March of 1996. He joined the Time Warner family as the anchor and producer of the Fortune Business Report, and was named NY1's morning anchor in 1997.