CT Journalism Hall of Fame: Pat Child

Pat Child was a news photographer for New Haven’s WTNH-TV, CH. 8 for almost 40 years.

He covered most major news stories in the state during his remarkable career.

Child worked with dozens of reporters over his many years, often knowing as much or more about the personalities and the politics as they did.

Child knew the state of Connecticut extraordinarily well. He guided many young reporters and videographers toward more complete coverage of events. Pat_Child_Pre-Air_Force

His brother, Bob, also a news photographer, worked for the Associated Press.  When an important news event occurred members of the press referred to it as a “two Child” story because both would be at the scene.

Pat covered everything.  Hurricanes, blizzards, political conventions and day-to-day news stories.  He retired, moved to Florida and died in 2004 at the age of 69.






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