Pam is the daughter of loving, strong, Christian parents who have been married for more than 50 years. Their values and life lessons have made her the woman she is today.
Pam Saulsby is an Emmy-award winning journalist, keynote speaker, recording artist, with hands-on community involvement.
She enjoys a distinguished 32-year career as a television journalist, and for 20 years was one of Raleigh’s most well-known and trusted local news anchors.
Pam’s career began in 1980 in West Palm Beach, Florida at WPTV-TV. She worked as a general assignment reporter. In 1981, she moved to Miami where she spent 10 years as a reporter and news anchor.
In 1991, Pam’s career led her to Raleigh, North Carolina, where she joined the news team at WRAL-TV.
Pam is a graduate of the University of Florida in Gainesville. In 1980, she earned a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism. She chose Political Science as her minor.
Throughout her career, Pam has received numerous honors and awards including one National Emmy Award, and two regional Emmy awards.
In 1986 Pam was named a Distinguished Woman of North Carolina.
In 2010 and 2011, Pam was named best local news anchor by Metro Magazine.
In 2010, Pam was the Honorary Chairwoman of the Komen Race for the Cure in Raleigh. She has received numerous honors for her participation in the fight against breast cancer. Pam was recognized for using her own video camera to document the journey of two local women fighting cancer.
She serves on the advisory board of Family Health Ministries.. A non-government organization providing health care to the people of Haiti. Pam was invited to join FHM after her coverage of the earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010.
Pam also volunteers at the Durham VA Medical Center—singing to sick and wounded veterans.
Pam has one daughter, Ashley Marie Gibson, who lives in Chicago, Illinois. Ashley works as an educator in the Teach for America Program.
In 2005, Pam took a leap of faith and began vocal studies that would in short order lead to the realization of a dream: to sing and record music.
In 2010, Pam released an album of jazz covers called “The Full Measure of a Woman”. She is now completing a new album called “Battle Tested”. Her project includes a collection of songs to honor military members and their families.
Pam has a big heart for the military. Her father was a Sergeant in the United States Army. She was born at Fort Benning, Georgia.
In Her Own Words
On the weekends I love to: Sing at jazz clubs, restaurants, festivals in the Triangle.
The high school, college or pro sports teams I root for are: the Washington Redskins, University of Florida Gators, Carolina Panthers, Miami Heat, and Charlotte Bobcats.
If I’m watching a movie or listening to music, it’s probably: I love watching epic films, drama adventure and comedy. I love to listen to everything from Frank Sinatra to Diana Kroll from John Legend to BB King, from Broadway musicals to classical symphonies.
I am passionate about: My family.
The story I’m most proud of documenting is: South Africa’s Nelson Mandela’s first speech in the United States after being freed from prison after 27 years. The interview I am most proud of was: with actress, singer, and civil rights activist, Lena Horne.