Pat LaFleur

Transportation & Development Reporter

Pat LaFleur
 
Email Pat at:  pat.lafleur@wcpo.com
 
Twitter, too: @pat_laFleur
 
Or if you prefer phone: 513-852-4153
 
Position: Digital Reporter - Transportation & Development, WCPO.com
 
When did you start working here? February 2015
 
Where else have you worked? Fort Thomas Matters, River City News
 
Where did you go to college? Miami University (BA), Indiana University (MA)
 
What are you most proud of when it comes to your work? I’m proud to be part of a news team that delivers critical information to our readers both quickly and accurately, using the newest digital tools to do it. I am also proud to contribute to the growing conversation around alternative modes of transportation in the Tri-State.
 
What are you most proud of in your own life? I’m proud to have seen a Master’s degree through to its finish, and also that I’ve been able to adopt and sustain a low-car lifestyle after selling my car in 2013. I’ve commuted primarily by bike and bus ever since.
 
What do you love about living in the Tri-State? I’d say what I love most about living here now is that I’m living here now, during a renaissance like neither side of the river has seen in generations, one that’s seen the region building up its bones with new infrastructure (including a new bike share program and streetcar system, to name just two) and enriching its soul with a revitalized sense of community.
 
What are your favorite local hangouts/places, sports & cultural institutions? I live and breathe Covington, Ky., and spend most of my off-hours in Mainstrasse Village, both to unwind and to hang my hat. Whether it’s grabbing a burger at Zola Pub & Grill (if you haven’t yet, stop reading this and go…), throwing a frisbee at Goebel or Devou parks, cheering on the Reds at the Village Pub, or enjoying the patio at Gypsys, it’s home.
 
 
All-time favorites?
 
Finally, the important stuff...
 
Books: Catch 22, Catcher in the Rye, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead consistently hold, yet fight over, the top four spots.
 
Music: I can’t list everything here, obviously, but anything Justin Vernon touches (Bon Iver, Volcano Choir, The Shouting Matches), I’ll listen to — probably over and over again. Same goes for Fleet Foxes, Guster, and Radiohead. So many others…
 
TV: I'm a binge viewer: I’ve watched through Lost seven times, and will also watch and re-watch any episode of Game of Thrones, Dr. Who, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Mad Men, 30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Newsroom, The Venture Brothers, Battlestar Galactica, and Archer.
 
I wore black the day Jon Stewart announced he was retiring from The Daily Show.
 
Movies: Wes Anderson is my favorite director, and I like Quentin Tarantino, too.  
 
Apps you can’t live without? Twitter, Facebook, Alien Blue, WCPO App, Bus Detective
 
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