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Michael Patrick

Title: Senior Photographer
Contact: 865-342-6252

About Michael Patrick


Patrick worked for three other newspapers before moving to Knoxville in May 1979 to join the News Sentinel staff. He says, "Except for three or four, I've loved every day. I believe newspaper photojournalism is one of the very best jobs in the world. Everyday I'm meeting wonderful people and learning new things as I tell their stories."

Patrick adds, "Outside of work my wife, three children and two grandsons definitely come first. After them my interests include volunteering at my church and then trying to keep my two bonsai trees alive. When there is spare time I do a little target shooting with my two sons and on rarer occasions I get to play a little golf with friends."

View Michael Patrick's monthly photo column iBelieve which focuses on individuals in East Tennessee who volunteer doing things because of their faith and spirituality.

Michael Patrick

Position History

  • Senior Photographer
    05/01/1979 - current

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Recent Work

  • A job 'acting silly' just fit Published 03/17/2014 at 12:52 p.m.

    Joseph Lawson, 26, was just looking for hourly work when he took a "flag waver" job for Liberty Tax on Chapman Hwy in January. "It just fits my personality, I love making people smile and acting silly."

  • Video feature: 82-year-old school crossing guard Published 03/13/2014 at 10:39 a.m.

    Willamae Brown, 82 years old, is best known around Knoxville for her work with the Disabled American Veterans handing out flags at the annual Veterans Day Parade on Gay Street.

  • 82 year-old school crossing guard also helps veterans Published 03/12/2014 at 7:19 p.m.

    82-year-old Willamae Brown is best known around Knoxville for her work with the Disabled American Veterans handing out flags at the annual Veterans Day Parade on Gay Street.

  • THP academy graduates 
are best they can be Published 07/14/2013 at 4 a.m.

    DONELSON, Tenn. — The one instructor Tennessee Highway Patrol cadet Frank Yates-Matoy will never forget is assistant academy director Lt. Robert Bighem. “The lieutenant is a different animal,” said Yates-Matoy, “but you can tell he just wants us to perform ...

  • Tennessee football fans paint positive message Published 10/17/2012 at 5:24 p.m. 137 Comments

    Local Volunteer fan Trish Nabers decided she was tired of "all the negativity" around the Tennessee football team. Determined to help shed the negative comments, Nabers invited several friends and one of her daughters to help repaint the rock on ...

  • NWS confirms tornadoes cut deadly path, killing 3 women in Tennessee Updated 03/01/2012 at 4:32 p.m.

    CROSSVILLE — The National Weather Service determined this afternoon that it was tornadoes that swept through Cumberland and Dekalb counties on Wednesday killing three women.A tornado struck about 4:45 p.m. in the Rinnie community in Cumberland County, emergency officials said.

  • iBelieve: Jake Weinstein Published 09/16/2011 at 5 p.m.

    He paraphrases a passage from Isaiah by asking what the Lord asked: Is this the fast I have required of you — one day to humble yourselves?

  • Finding their footing: Haitian girls said to be adjusting to new lives in Knox Published 08/29/2010 at midnight

    As she began fifth grade at Powell Elementary School on Aug. 17, Benita Rudd carried a new backpack, sported a new hairstyle, and wore her prized purple and pink flowered wristwatch.

  • Leon Houston jailed briefly Published 03/20/2010 at midnight

    KINGSTON - Rocky Joe Houston remains in jail, and for a brief time Friday his brother was in custody, too.

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