Nick Papantonis, WFTV.com

Nick Papantonis, WFTV.com

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Nick Papantonis joined Eyewitness News as a reporter in June 2021. Before moving to Central Florida, Papantonis spent four years reporting for WPDE in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. During his time in the Palmetto State, he routinely broke stories about public safety and political misconduct. His report about disparities in the state education system won a Regional Murrow award in 2020. Papantonis’ background in data journalism helped him lead the state’s coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic. He was also ranked by the National Press Photographer’s Association for his long-form visual storytelling. Papantonis previously worked for WBNG in Binghamton, New York, where he covered snow storms and April the Giraffe. He grew up in Boston, attended Syracuse University and continues to enjoy having his hopes crushed every basketball season. Outside of work, Papantonis can often be found on a beach, in a park or on a tennis court.

Latest Headlines by Nick Papantonis


Volusia County’s experiment with a gun shot detection system is being declared an early success by authorities, who say it’s helped them track down five shots fired calls and a homicide suspect.




An Osceola County judge received a public reprimand and will have his work monitored after an investigative panel ruled that he inappropriately delayed issuing judgements in some cases.


Florida lawmakers’ decision to pass their bill banning teenagers younger than 16 from “addictive” social media sites has set off a rare scenario where Gov. DeSantis could veto legislation Tallahassee lawmakers have labeled a priority.


The husband of a woman killed by a lightning strike in 2022 has sued the Seminole County School District and the board of county commissioners, blaming them for the lack of a safe place to shelter during storms.



Mount Dora’s controversial City Manager agreed to leave his position hours before he was supposed to publicly rebut accusations made against him in a labor attorney’s report, city staff said.



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