Patty Handysides


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Patty Handysides


Windsor-Essex has been the home of Patty for most of her life (except for a few school years in Toronto).  An early start in politics, as a legislative page at Queen's Park, she knew she wanted to be around it - and covering politics and other issues for news became her calling.  Patty has been on-air at CKLW for more than 30 years - as a D.J., Show Host, News Reporter and News Anchor.  Over the years she has covered and interviewed local newsmakers, celebrities, several Prime Ministers, U.S. Presidents and even the Queen.  She is also a pyrotechnician who designs and supervises fireworks shows around Ontario.  And she's the past-president of the Ontario Wine Society Windsor-Essex chapter - learning about wine one glass at a time.  News, fireworks and wine - an explosive combination but one that suits her personality.