Nick Papantonis is the weeknight reporter and a member of the ABC 15 Investigates team. He joined the team in June 2017.
Since arriving in eastern South Carolina, Nick has pursued the accountability beat, regularly reporting on government affairs in the Grand Strand and Pee Dee. He’s investigated topics like police staffing levels, firefighter pay and education equality.
Nick also takes on longer form projects, including bringing multiple emotionally-charged stories of the impacts of the opioid crisis to life.
Nick made his way south from WBNG in Binghamton, NY. During his time in the Southern Tier, he covered a range of stories, from record-breaking winter storms to April the Giraffe.
When he’s not at work, Nick can probably be found on the beach. He’s a proud New England Patriots fan and isn’t shy about cheering for his Syracuse University Orange either. He loves to travel and has spent extended time in Botswana and Turkey.
Don’t be shy about saying hello if you see him around town! If you have an idea for him to investigate, you can reach out at Nick@wpde.com or on his Facebook and Twitter pages.