Patrick Garrett

Morning Edition Producer

Patrick Garrett graduated with a dual degree from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications, Concentration in Production and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry. A former newsroom intern who joined the WAMC staff in 2014, he worked at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, where he sold tickets. He is an Eagle Scout from Saratoga Springs and writes and plays music in his free time.

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Several members of an insular upstate New York church have pleaded not guilty to being part of a group that beat a young man to death and injured his younger brother. 


In the NFL today on Thanksgiving Day football, Philadelphia is in Detroit at 12:30 on Fox, Carolina goes up against the Cowboys in Dallas at 4:30 on CBS, and then Chicago is in Green Bay at 8:30 on NBC.

Jury deliberations have begun with plenty of drama in the trial of ex-New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

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A leading ratings agency says an agreement between New York, New Jersey and federal transportation officials on paying for a new Hudson River rail tunnel shows there's "growing political momentum" behind the long-needed project.


In the NBA, the Golden State Warriors are the new record-holders of the longest season-opening winning streak in NBA history.

The Rensselaer County Legislature adopted a measure to protect groundwater supplies by regulating blasting. The Times Union reports that the measure affects Kinder Morgan’s controversial proposed pipeline by stipulating that a person or company responsible for blasting must perform a pre- and post-blasting sampling of well water quality. The Drinking Water Protection law passed by a 17-1 vote last night.


Mayor Bill de Blasio is saying there are no specific or credible threats against New York City as Thanksgiving approaches.


In the NFL on Monday Night Football, the New England Patriots remain one of the NFL's two unbeaten teams at 10 and 0 after beating Buffalo 20-13.


On Sunday, Houston topped the Jets 24-17, Seattle won against San Francisco 29-13, Arizona beat Cincinnati 34-31, Green Bay bested Minnesota 30-13, Kansas City defeated San Diego 33-3, Carolina beat Washington 44-16, Tampa Bay crushed Philadelphia 45-17, Baltimore edged St. Louis 16-13, Detroit trumped St. Louis 18-13, Indianapolis defeated Atlanta 24-21, Denver slid past Chicago 17-15, and it was Dallas over Miami 24-14.

On Monday Night Football, Buffalo is in New England at 8:30.

The Giants had a bye week.


On Thursday Night Football, Jacksonville bested Tennessee 19-13.

On Sunday at 1, the Jets are in Houston to face the Texans. On Monday Buffalo is in New England at 8:30. The Giants have a bye week.