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Info Junkie: Jerod Patterson

By Staff Reports, posted Nov 20, 2020

Jerod Patterson

Communications Director,
City of Wilmington


In July, Pat­terson was hired as the communica­tions direc­tor, where technology has become an integral part of his work.

“As technology allows us to do so much more virtually, I also try to balance that with the importance of human relationships.”

He keeps up with local news by using the city of Wilmington’s social media and reading the Greater Wilming­ton Business Journal, StarNews, WECT, WWAY and WHQR daily. His favorite pleasure reading is Garden & Gun magazine.

Patterson calls himself an “NPR junk­ie” and enjoys TED Radio Hour, Radiolab, Hidden Brain, and On Being, and on the lighter side, This American Life and The Splendid Table.

“During the fall, ESPN’s College Football podcast keeps me grounded in what really matters,” he joked.

As part of a cord-cutter house­hold, Patterson enjoys streaming The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, old episodes of Cheers and the CBS Sunday Morning show.

Reading fiction books with his kids is one of his favorite pastimes. Current reads in­clude “The Voyage of the Dawn Tread­er,” “The Myste­rious Benedict Society” and “The Dragonsitter.”

“Life is stressful right now, and there’s no better medicine than laughing with a kid,” he said.

Find Patterson on Facebook @cityofwilmington, and @cityofwilm on Twitter and Ins­tagram.
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