What Happened to Neena Pacholke? WAOW anchor dies at the age of 27


Neena Pacholke, a Wisconsin morning news anchor and former college basketball player was found dead on Saturday.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Apparently Neena Pacholke died

Neena Pacholke’s older sister Kaitlynn Pacholke confirmed her death in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times published on August 29.

He said, ‘On Saturday, August 27th my world was shattered in a way I never thought possible. I lost my baby sister. My best friend of 27 years.’

He continued, ‘She’s like a little ball of sunshine, she’s got a big smile.’

Kaitlynn added, ‘My sister is the happiest person I think I’ve ever known.’

He added, ‘I have no words. How does one find words for the worst day of their life?’

Additionally, the Wausau Police Department and the Marathon County Medical Examiner are investigating Neena’s death.

Neena Pacholke

Captain Ben Graham of the Wausau Police Department released an update on the investigation when interviewed by E! News.

He said, ‘Officers from the Wausau Police Department were dispatched to a home on the southeast side of Wausau Saturday morning to investigate the welfare of a woman who was reported to have been suicidal.’

He added, ‘After no answer at the door, officers entered the home and found Pacholke dead.’

According to police, no foul play was suspected. However, Neena’s condition is currently under investigation. Law enforcement has not confirmed the cause of his death. No additional information was provided.

Friends and family are sending condolences online for Neena Pacholke’s death

Neena Pacholke’s friends and family took to social media to express their feelings about her suicidal behavior.

He worked as a news anchor for 9 WAOW before his death.

His colleagues wrote in a joint statement, ‘The entire team here at News 9 is devastated by the loss as we know many are, too.’

Neena joined in May 2017 as a multimedia reporter. He was later promoted to morning anchor in February 2019 at the news station.

However, he was a former point guard at the University of South Florida for three years. He also completed his graduation from the same college.

Meanwhile, the USF Women’s Basketball team posted their condolences on their official Twitter handle.

They said, ‘The Bulls are saddened to learn of the sudden death of our beloved former teammate Neena Pacholke (2013-16).’


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