Pattrik Simmons anchors Good Morning Texas on Saturdays and Sundays and reports for Good Morning Texas during the week.
He joined the Central Texas News Now team as a Killeen bureau reporter in January 2016.
He graduated from Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida, with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism in December 2015.
During his time in college, Pattrik interned at WPLG-TV and WLRN-FM in Miami and WJXT-TV in Jacksonville.
He worked as a segment producer for "South Florida's Rising Seas Impact," a sea-level rise student-produced documentary, which aired on WPBT-TV, the PBS affiliate in Miami.
He also managed FIU's School of Journalism and Mass Communication's blog and social media. He started his college journalism career as a staff writer and copy editor for FIU Student Media.
He was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and moved to Miami when he was six years old. He's Cuban and Mexican.
In his free time, you can find him eating, watching Netflix, reading the news, listening to Britney Spears, or trying to catch up on his sleep.