Paulina Bucka is a multi-skilled journalist and Weekend Anchor at WHAS11 in Louisville, KY.
She joined the team mid-December, from Lafayette, Louisiana where she started as a Multi-Media Journalist and worked her way up to Anchor.
She anchored the morning show for a year and a half, bringing the news to Acadiana. While also covering breaking news and any local and live events in the area.
Moving from her morning spot, Paulina joined the weekend crew and produced, anchored and mentored incoming MMJ's. Giving insight on writing, shooting and editing stories.
Paulina got her start in news, almost accidentally when she interviewed for a Production Assistant position at KPIX in San Francisco.
New to the area, she was looking for any job that would allow her to use her English degree be it writing or editing.
Her first boss joked she had "no business in news," because she didn't have a journalism degree!
She worked her way from running scripts for the evening and morning anchors to an Assignment Editor for the station, that's when some of her mentors suggested she try a hand in reporting!
So she did and she never looked back! Landing her first job in Redding California followed by Lafayette, Louisiana, Paulina is ecstatic to start her newest adventure with her fiancée and pups in Louisville!
The New Yorker at heart grew up in a Polish household. She speaks, reads and writes the language, crediting her parents for making sure she never lost her Polish roots.
So much so, when she joined the ranks of reporting, she decided to use the original pronunciation of her last name on TV.
Pronounced BOOTS-KA one of the first series she ever produced was called "Buckle Up with Bucka." A driving safety segment, also what she credits for snagging her fiancée!
She's worked on inspiration pieces with Military Veterans discussing PTSD and how it affects their day-to-day activities, and treatments for their condition.
More recently, she did a series on Marijuana and it's legalization in Louisiana and the growing Opioid Epidemic.
Paulina believes if you spend a moment getting to know someone, everyone has a story to be told!