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Sheree Paolello '96 Honored with 2014 Distinguished Service Award


Recognizing Our Incredible Alumni


Earlier this year, NKU’s office of Alumni Programs teamed with Norse Media to produce a series of short films that debuted at the 2014 Alumni Awards Celebration. These “micro documentaries” — which we’re going to feature here for the next several weeks — tell the stories of nine incredible NKU alumni, from an athletic prodigy-turned-school-principal, to a HAZMAT unit specialist, to a beloved NKU professor, to a popular TV news anchor — a news anchor who ended up making news of her own on the night of the Awards Celebration.

For the ninth consecutive year, WLWT News 5 anchor Sheree Paolello emceed the NKU Alumni Awards. At the end of the night, Paolello’s family surprised her onstage as she was presented with NKU’s Distinguished Service Award.

Congratulations once again to all of this year’s Alumni Award winners.

Nominate an outstanding alum for next year’s celebration.


Distinguished Service Award — Sheree L. Paolello '96

Sheree Paolello has been cherished around the region as a news anchor on WLWT News 5 for nearly a decade. Paolello's service to NKU has included multiple turns as the emcee of the NKU Alumni Award Celebration, serving as a political debate moderator at the NKU Alumni Lecture Series, and inspiring students as a guest speaker in NKU communications classes for more than a decade. Still a journalist at heart, Paolello is involved at the ground level of WLWT broadcasts, contributing to both the writing and editorial process.

In addition, Paolello works closely with numerous foundations, and she, her husband, and three sons also raise money for research to fight against M.S., pancreatic cancer, and lupus.