Pat Kiernan

Patrick Kiernan (born November 20, 1968) is a Canadian-American television host, appearing as the morning news anchor of NY1 since 1997. He is widely known in New York City for his "In the Papers" feature, in which he summarizes the colorful content in New York City's daily newspapers, replete with his deadpan humor. Kiernan has also hosted game shows and appeared in films and on television either as himself or as a reporter.

Pat Kiernan
Kiernan WTC 2006.jpg
Kiernan at the World Trade Center site, 2006
Born (1968-11-20) November 20, 1968 (age 52)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
United States
OccupationTelevision host
Dawn Lerohl
(m. 1994)


Kiernan began his news career in 1988 at CKRA-FM in Edmonton while a business student at the University of Alberta. He later made a transition from radio to television at Edmonton's CFRN News. In 1993, he moved to another Edmonton television station, CITV, where he produced the weekday primetime newscast. Kiernan moved to New York City three years later to work for Time Warner, where he soon became the morning anchor of NY1. Kiernan is usually on air from 5 AM until 10 AM, weekdays. He was on air on the morning of the September 11th terrorist attacks, and remained on air for nearly 15 hours that day.[1] Kiernan also serves as a correspondent for Business News Network in Canada. From 2000 to 2004, Kiernan was the co-anchor of the CNNfn program "The Money Gang." His co-hosts included Christine Romans and two fellow Canadians, Amanda Lang and Ali Velshi. In 2008, Kiernan created Pat's Papers, a website curation of his favorite stories from newspapers across the United States.[2]

In January 2014, Kiernan added an afternoon job to his long-running morning routine, joining WABC (AM) Radio to host a 5 pm weeknight news/talk show recapping the events of the day in and around New York City. He left WABC in early 2015.[3]

Kiernan joined Bloomberg TV Canada in 2015 as the host of the channel's Thursday night Bloomberg North program. The half-hour report reviews the week's global business events from a Canadian perspective.[4]

The routine of his early morning commute to work at NY1 is the subject of Kiernan's first children's book Good Morning, City, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2016. A starred review in Publishers Weekly explains that "Kiernan knows a lot about how a city shakes off sleep."[5]

Kiernan has appeared in cameos as himself or as a reporter in such films as The Interpreter (2005), Night at the Museum (2006), True North (film) (2006), The Son of No One (2011), Iron Man 3 (2013), and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014). He has been featured in publications including New York magazine ("Morning Star", February 5, 2001), the New York Post ("Dream Job: Pat Kiernan", October 3, 2005), and The New Yorker ("Explainer"; May 21, 2012).

On March 7, 2012, he served as guest co-host with Kelly Ripa on Live! with Kelly. The appearance came nearly a year after a New York Magazine article in which he declared his interest in the soon-to-be-vacant job because it was a "rare intersection" of his knowledge of New York City and his passion for pop culture.[6] The New York Daily News covered the March 7 program with a minute-by-minute live blog.[7]

In 2013, Canada's Report on Business named Kiernan one of the "16 Canadians We Want Back".[8]

Game showsEdit

Kiernan has also hosted several game shows, all produced by Michael Davies: Studio 7, which aired on The WB Television Network in the summer of 2004; two seasons of The World Series of Pop Culture, which began airing on VH1 July 10, 2006, and July 9, 2007 respectively. He served as the off-screen "questioner" of the U.S. version of Grand Slam, which premiered on GSN on August 4, 2007.

In May 2013 Kiernan joined Crowd Rules as one of the two co-hosts on the small business competition series. The ratings for the series fell below expectations and CNBC has yet to air six of the eight episodes initially produced.[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

Kiernan was married to Dawn Lerohl on June 4, 1994. They moved to Manhattan in 1996 and are citizens of both the United States and Canada.[9] They used to reside on the Upper West Side, but in April 2012 Kiernan purchased a $2 million townhouse in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.[10] They have two children, Lucy (October 27, 2001) and Maeve (July 12, 2004).[11]


All roles are credited as himself, unless otherwise noted


Year Title Role Notes
2019 Spider-Man: Far From Home Himself
2018 The Commuter Himself
2016 Doctor Strange Himself Cameo
Ghostbusters Himself Cameo
Money Monster Himself Uncredited Cameo
2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 NY1 Morning Anchor
Annie NY1 Reporter
Non-Stop NY1 Anchor
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Anchor
2013 Iron Man 3 Himself
2012 The Avengers Himself
2011 4:44 Last Day on Earth Anchor
The Son of No One News Reporter #1
2006 Night at the Museum TV News Anchor
True North Henri
Around the World in 90 Seconds Pat Short film; writer
2005 The Interpreter Himself
2001 Storytelling TV News Announcer (voice) Uncredited


Year Title Episode(s) Role Notes
2021 Gossip Girl Hope Sinks NY1 Reporter
2017 The Punisher Himself
Mr. Robot 1 episode Himself
The Defenders Himself
2016 Odd Mom Out Hanoi Jill Himself
Difficult People Kessler Epstein Foundation Himself
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Kimmy Finds Her Mom Himself
Billions Boasts and Rails Himself
2015 Marvel's Jessica Jones Himself
Marvel's Daredevil "Condemned" & "Daredevil" Himself
The Strain Intruders Newscaster
American Odyssey Real World Himself
2014 Nurse Jackie S06E03 : "Super Greens" Himself
Broad City Hurricane Wanda
2013 Crowd Rules 8 episodes Host
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Jehane Noujim
Golden Boy Pilot
2012 30 Rock What Will Happen to the Gang Next Year?
Animal Practice Dr. Yamamazing
Live with Kelly and Michael 3 episodes Guest Co-Host
2011 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Rispetto
2009 Gameshow and Tell Documentary
2008 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 5 episodes Guest Expert
2007 Grand Slam 8 episodes The Questioner
2006-2007 World Series of Pop Culture 16 episodes Host
2007 ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway Documentary
2004 Studio 7 Host
2002 People I Know
2001 Spin City Chinatown


  1. ^ "Edmonton man finds himself in the middle of 9/11". Archived from the original on 2016-09-27. Retrieved 2012-03-17.
  2. ^ On the Web, a National Version of In the Papers
  3. ^ Talk Radio on WABC Shifts to the Local
  4. ^ Pat Kiernan to Host New Bloomberg Show
  5. ^ Good Morning, City
  6. ^ "62 Minutes with Pat Kiernan"
  7. ^ "NY1 star gets his shot at being the next Regis Philbin",; accessed November 11, 2016.
  8. ^ "16 Canadians We Want Back",; accessed November 11, 2016.
  9. ^ NY1's Pat Kiernan,; accessed November 11, 2016.
  10. ^ "NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan is hip to Brooklyn" Archived 2012-07-30 at the Wayback Machine,; accessed November 11, 2016.
  11. ^ "Chatting with NY1's Pat Kiernan" Archived 2011-12-01 at the Wayback Machine,; accessed November 11, 2016.

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