CBS Local 2 Chief Meteorologist
Patrick hails from Charlottesville, Virginia, where he started working his first television job at the age of 17. While attending the University of Virginia, Patrick studied Environmental Sciences, Communications and Political Science. During his final year of college, he became the weekend weatherman at WVIR, then after graduation, he moved to the morning newscast, and later that year, he took over Noon, 6:00 PM and 11:00 PM broadcasts. In late 1990, Patrick moved to CBS affiliate WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, Virginia.
He wore many hats at WDBJ, from weather to features to hosting a high school quiz show. He got the opportunity to cover events all over the country, including the 2000 NCAA National Championship football game and other bowl games. Patrick also traveled internationally, covering Dr. Robert Ballard's "Jason Project" with a trek to Peru, broadcasting live from the jungles along the Amazon River.
In 2000, Patrick fulfilled a lifelong desire to move West, arriving in Orange County, California to become Chief Meteorologist at the Orange County Newschannel. In August 2002 , Patrick moved to the Palm Springs area to take a position with new Coachella Valley CBS affiliate, where he's been the Chief Meteorologist for CBS Local 2 for more than a decade. Now you can see Patrick at 5:30 PM, 6:30 PM and 11:00 PM on CBS Local 2, at 6:45 PM hosting "Eye on the Desert" and also taking care of the weather duties on KDFX Fox 11 at 10:00 PM.
Outside of work, Patrick is an avid golfer, loves to travel, and takes care of his three rescue dachshunds, Sophie, Guinness and Ryan. Patrick serves on the Board of the Family YMCA of the Desert, Pathfinder Ranch, and the Desert Symphony. In April of 2014, Patrick was the 366th recipient of a Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars as a result of his work with philanthropic organizations throughout the Valley.
A longtime devotee of Frank Sinatra, on occasion Patrick can be spotted at various spots around the Valley, crooning a few tunes with local musicians. Another passion is food: Patrick started an Italian Sausage company named Fulvio's Foods, in honor of his late father, Fulvio Antonio Iachetta, which is served in over 20 restaurants throughout the Valley.