Vignette: Greg Pallone
By Makayla Miller, Sincerely, Southern staff
Broadcast reporter Gregory Pallone is a class of 1994 graduate of Georgia Southern University. During his studies, Pallone majored in communications with an emphasis in broadcasting.
Pallone enjoyed his time at GSU while being involved in his fraternity Pi Kappa Phi and DJing for a brief period of time at WVGS. Although he was offered an internship at CNN after graduating, he instead pursued his career at Northland Cable News (NCN) here in Statesboro. Taking this step was good for his career because for the past twelve years, he has served as reporter/field anchor for Spectrum News 13, on Florida's Space Coast .
Along with working as a Broadcast Reporter for Spectrum News 13, Pallone also covers space-related stories from NASA's Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, including rocket launches, landings and the future of human space flight.
Pallone’s work is Emmy-nominated, and he has won awards from the Associated Press for breaking news, weather reporting and election coverage. He was awarded for broadcasting excellence by the Society of Professional Journalists and honored with the Harry Kolcum Memorial News and Communications award by the National Space Club of Florida in 2016.
Pallone has advice for students trying to get into the field of broadcast journalism:
“My best advice for anyone wanting to enter the field of broadcasting: start in a small market. Do every job you can in a newsroom. Make your mistakes in front of small market, so you can hone your craft there, and later be solid in larger markets.”