After working in Los Angeles for nearly eight years, Patrick Clark has returned home to report for News 11 at . His work also airs on KTVI FOX 2. Patrick is an Emmy award winning television news reporter/anchor/host. He is most recently known as the host of HGTV’s “Offbeat America.” Seen in more than 100-million homes, the series on Home & Garden Television celebrates the offbeat spirit of America’s homeowners. Traveling the 50 states, Patrick uncovered the most amazing people, places and plants this country has to offer. “Tall and blond with sparkling blue eyes, the host you see on Home and Garden TV is the same guy you meet in person: an enthusiastic, easy-going, young man with a zeal for traveling and a gift for meeting people and making them feel comfortable.” (Decatur Magazine) Patrick’s gift of conversation with everyday people is evident as he interviews people with extraordinary life experiences. Before joining HGTV, Patrick was host of G4’s “Pulse.” The series took a weekly look into the world of interactive gaming and technology. He has also been featured on the ABC Family Channel, and All News Channel, and served as a correspondent for the Cartoon Network.
Prior to his hosting experience, Patrick was a television reporter and sports anchor in St. Louis at KPLR and KDNL. He has also spent time as an adjunct professor at Southern Illinois University, and he wrote a weekly column for the St. Louis Post Dispatch website. He began his broadcasting career in radio as an on-air host and program director at a children’s radio station WFUN.
A music lover, Patrick spends his spare time composing new music. In 1994 he released a children’s album “Moo Moo Vacation.” While working in television , Clark released two more albums: “None The Worse For The Better”, an album critics say, “Finds joy in unexpected places.” (St. Louis Post Dispatch) and “American Maid.” Among the featured songs were the title track ” American Maid” and the popular television station theme and Emmy Award-winner “The Night is Young,” which was used in St. Louis, MO, Dayton, OH, and Knoxville, TN. Both albums were released on the Tinker Records label. Thrilled to be back on St. Louis television and involved in the local music scene, his band (The Patrick Clark Band) will release their latest CD “Spiraling Towards Madness” in August 2010. A mix of pop, and singer/songwriter alternative rock. You can find more information at his website http://www.patrickclark.tv.
ST. LOUIS – Cranes over a city skyline can usually point to progress being made. On Tuesday morning, a crane was lowering some Lou’s in St. Louis. Midtown to be exact. “We’re setting the fifth-floor bathroom pods of our seven-story, 153-room Element hotel on Forest Park Avenue in Midtown,” said Chris Shinkle, vice president of development and construction for Midas Hospitality. St. Louis-based Midas Hospitality is a management, development, investment, and construction firm, with 40 hotels in the Midwest and […]
ST. LOUIS – United Airlines is on a barnstorming tour with its new bombardier regional aircraft. On Tuesday morning, they were showcasing something not seen in modern airplanes – more room. “We’re here today excited to debut our new CRJ-550 aircraft into the market here in St. Louis,” said Nick Depner, director of sale for United Airlines. “It’s a completely revolutionary product in the market, seating 10 in the First (Class), 20 in United Economy Plus, and 20 in United […]
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A handwritten copy of the Gettysburg Address is now on display at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois. It is one of only five surviving copies written by President Lincoln. The display coincides with the anniversary of Lincoln’s delivery of the speech on November 19, 1863, at the height of the Civil War. The copy will be on display until December 2.
WASHINGTON, Mo. – Thousands of vintage cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more are expected in Washington, Missouri Sunday for a one-of-its-kind event in honor of a teenager’s last wish. Alec Ingram, 14, lost his battle with osteosarcoma. But his final wish was to have his funeral procession made up of sports cars and other unique vehicles. “Beginning around noon; the funeral is around 1 p.m. But we’ll begin shutting down streets around 11,” said Sgt. Steve Sitzes, Washington Police Department. “We […]
WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. – If you see Scott Wibbenmeyer checking the aisles of your local grocery store, it’s just to make sure they’re stocked with his specialty – Avocado Leaf Tea. “So Avocado Leaf Tea started when we bought a piece of land to retire on in Temecula, California,” Wibbenmeyer said. “Someday we wanted to build a home. That piece of land came with 600 avocado trees. So, we became accidental avocado farmers. So, while we were researching the trees […]
ST. LOUIS – They keep their eyes on the night sky at the St. Louis Science Center for things that enter our atmosphere. “We’ve got something really unique here – a Martian meteorite,” said Will Snyder, manager of the James S. McDonnell Planetarium at the St. Louis Science Center. “Which means it’s basically a piece of Mars which got chipped off from a collision at one point and made its way back down to Earth.” On Monday evening, cameras caught […]
ST. LOUIS – The new Wheel at Union Station lit up in red and blue in honor of Veterans Day. Monday also marked a first for the new landmark. “It’s the St. Louis Wheel’s first snow day,” said Karyn Wilder, general manager of the St. Louis Wheel. “We are open 365 days a year, any kind of weather as long as there is not lightening. It’s a beautiful snowfall. The gondolas are completely heated, so you can go and take […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Our great American road trip takes us to the Buckeye state and the Northwestern Ohio home of our 19th U.S. President, Rutherford B. Hayes. We’ll show you why every Presidential Library follows in the footsteps of this location. Hayes, the Civil War General and Veteran has a unique collection unlike any other that still continues today! We also follow the footsteps of Abraham Lincoln in the digital age as researchers try to determine the difference between […]
ST. LOUIS – She’s the grandma with get up and go, who got up and went on a trip across the country with her grandson. “We tried to go to all the lower United States, all the 49 parks, and this makes number 49,” said Joy Ryan. “We’ve been gone since September 23, 2015 and we’ll be back November 8.” What began as a recollection of an Appalachian adventure soon turned into a family trip for these two. “It’s called […]
ST. LOUIS – The first new office building in downtown St. Louis since 1989 opened Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. It’s part of Ballpark Village’s Phase 2 development. “We occupy the top two floors and we have a rooftop deck up top,” said John Tvrdik, managing partner at PWC St. Louis. Wednesday morning’s ribbon-cutting welcomed new tenants Butcher, Joseph, and Company; Fox Sports Midwest; and Price Waterhouse Coopers to the new PWC Pennant building. “The way we designed this space […]
HIGHLAND, IL – The smile comes a little easier for retired Vietnam Veteran Dan Amick. That`s thanks to a Highland, Illinois Dentist. “I saw an ad in the Alton Telegraph. At that time, I had just lost a tooth and that makes you not want to smile as much. But I called them and thought it was more than you want to tackle but they said, `no come on up,’” said Dan Amick, Marine Corp 1968-1970. Byron Barker, DMD, and […]
ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Valley Conference is getting ready to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its Arch Madness basketball tournament in St. Louis. Only the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden has had a longer continuous tournament. The courtship to continue seeing basketball courts inside Enterprise Center scores Monday afternoon. It’s a five-year extension to keep basketball fans coming back to St. Louis. The MVC signed an agreement with Enterprise Center to keep State Farm MVC tournament through […]