Neena Pacholke Wiki – Neena Pacholke Biography
Neena Pacholke, A Wisconsin morning news anchor and former college basketball player died suddenly Saturday at age 27 in an apparent suicide.
The news of WAOW host Neena Pacholke’s death stunned her family and colleagues, and she was remembered for her infectious smile and carefree demeanor.
“Neena Pacholke, our beloved morning show host passed away suddenly on Saturday,” 9 WAOW said in a statement. “The entire team here at News 9 is absolutely devastated by the loss, as we know many others are as well.”
Pacholke, who grew up in Tampa and played basketball for the University of South Florida, was engaged to be married at the time of her death, her older sister, Kaitlynn Pacholke, told the Tampa Bay Times.
“She was like a little ball of sunshine and her smile was huge,” Kaitlynn Pacholke said Monday morning. “My sister was by far the happiest person I thought she knew.”
One of Pacholke’s last posts on Twitter was a retweet from author Jon Gordon about positivity and the belief that the best is yet to come.
We are not positive because life is easy. We are positive because life can be hard.
Give yourself (and others) grace.
Speak life and encourage others.
Look for the good today.
Remember your WHY.
Believe the best is yet to come.
— Jon Gordon (@JonGordon11) August 18, 2022
“We are not positive because life is easy. We are positive because life can be difficult,” Gordon wrote in the original tweet. “Give yourself (and others) grace. Speak life and encourage others. Look for the good today. Remember your WHY. He believes the best is yet to come.”
News 9 and Pacholke’s co-host also cited Pacholke’s smile and bubbly personality in the tributes.
“She was a kind person with a big heart and an infectious smile and she will be sorely missed,” the station said.
His co-host Brendan Mackey said that Pacholke was “the brightest light in the room” with the “biggest smile and funniest laugh”.
“I have never met anyone in my entire life who is more loved than this girl,” Mackey wrote in a tribute post on Facebook. “Her Every day she made people smile, whether it was through a TV screen or just being an amazing friend. She was so happy and so full of life and a role model.”
Pacholke joined the news station as a multimedia journalist in May 2017 and was promoted to anchor in February 2019, according to her website.
She graduated from the University of South Florida, where she worked for three seasons as a point guard.
José Fernández, head coach of the USF women’s basketball team, said the organization was “devastated” by Pacholke’s death.
“Our prayers are with the Pacholke family during this extremely difficult time. Please keep them in your thoughts,” Fernandez said in a statement posted on Twitter.
Kaitlynn Pacholke said that she can never really know what someone else is going through.
“Sometimes you just don’t know what people are going through, no matter how much you think you know someone. … My sister had access to every resource you can imagine,” she told the Tampa Bay Times. “She was loved by everyone. She was so good at her job.”
Kaitlynn Pacholke said her younger sister had a talent for making people feel special and important, whether she knew them for five minutes or her whole life.
“She just radiated love and positivity, and she cared so much about reaching out to other people, and she always put other people first,” she told the local Florida paper of her sister. “I think she did it at the expense of not caring for herself.”