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Catherine Parrotta
Hired at WFXT

Reporter/Anchor

Catherine is a true “get” in this business. She’s not only beautiful, incredibly bright and wise beyond her years, but exceptional at getting to the essence of a story and telling it beautifully. 

The first time we laid eyes on her we knew she was a remarkable young talent.   A self proclaimed, “shy person” in real life, she’s anything but in the field.  Catherine feels a deep responsibility to get the story right and present all sides fairly. Throughout her career, her greatest satisfaction stems from her reputation as a fair and ethical reporter.

As solo weekend anchor and general assignment reporter at WGME-TV, Catherine loves waking up each day and bringing viewers the news they need to stay informed. Prior to assuming her current position, Catherine worked as the morning reporter, Lewiston bureau reporter, and nightside reporter. She has also worked as a vacation relief reporter at WFSB-TV in Rocky Hill, CT on her weekends.

During her time at WGME, Catherine’s work has been credited with several Associated Press and Maine Association of Broadcasters awards, including her 2009 series about container security at US ports of entry. Catherine’s work has explored several aspects of homeland security. In 2010, her  Emmy nominated, two-part series presented a comprehensive look at the challenges facing border patrol agents on the US-Canadian border. Later in 2010, she also completed a story about the dangers of cash smuggling. A former WCVB-TV medical unit intern, Catherine has also reported on a number of medical stories.

She graduated summa cum laude from Emerson College. A merit scholarship recipient and member of the Gold Key Honor Society, and served as vice president of Emerson’s RTNDA chapter, as well as co-news director of WEBN-TV. Under her leadership, the station won the AP award for College News Station of the Year, as well as the AP Continuing Coverage award for the station’s 2006 election coverage.

Outside of work, Catherine is a classically trained soprano who uses her voice to support local charities in their fundraising efforts. Catherine is also involved in the Catholic communities in both Maine and Massachusetts through the music ministries at local churches. Committed to encouraging health and well being, Catherine supports breast cancer awareness and research, participating in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events. A Massachusetts native, Catherine goes home often to visit her family and play an active role in her hometown community.

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