Pat Sweeney

Pat Sweeney on KNOX

Pat Sweeney joins KNOX News after a long career in news and sports on North Dakota TV and radio.

Since moving from St. Paul to North Dakota in 1980, he has covered news and sports in Williston, Dickinson and Grand Forks.

In nearly 35 years at WDAZ-TV, he was three times voted North Dakota sportscaster of the year by his peers. His work for WDAZ News during the 1997 flood helped the station win an Edward R. Murrow Award for spot news coverage.

He previously worked for KNOX as a sportscaster and trivia show co-host.

A loyal Minnesota Twins fan, Pat says his claim to fame is holding Paul Molitor's water bottle for two years as manager of the Cretin High School boys basketball team.

Recent Posts by Pat Sweeney

Whelan appointed to NE District judgeship

Oct 19, 2017 AT 7:51 am

​North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed former Walsh County prosecutor Barbara Whelan to a judgeship in the state's Northeast Judicial District.

Car hits child on bike in GF

Oct 19, 2017 AT 6:23 am

​ Grand Forks Police say a car collided with an 8-year-old child on a bicycle Wednesday afternoon.

Maxson declares candidacy for GF County Sheriff

Oct 18, 2017 AT 9:21 am

​Longtime Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Deputy B.J. Maxson on Tuesday announced he is running for the top job in his department.

UND's Faison to retire

Oct 17, 2017 AT 10:53 am

​University of North Dakota athletic director Brian Faison has announced he will retire on December 31st.

EGF Police want to revive program to help food shelf

Oct 17, 2017 AT 9:44 am

​The East Grand Forks Police Department may revive a program launched last year to help fill the shelves of the local food cupboard.