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.