WAOW Morning Anchor Neena Pacholke Dies

By Kevin Eck 

WAOW morning anchor Neena Pacholke died suddenly Saturday.

“The entire team here at News 9 are absolutely devastated by the loss as we know so many others are as well,” the Wausau, Wisc., ABC affiliate wrote on its website. “Neena loved this community and the people who lived here. She was a kind person with a big heart and a contagious smile and we will miss her greatly.”

“If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, please reach out,” the station added.


Pacholke joined WAOW right after graduating from the University of South Florida in 2017.