Neena was a high school basketball standout at Freedom High School in Tampa, Florida, and she went on to play three years of college basketball as a guard at the University of South Florida, where she was a member of two NCAA Tournament teams.
According to WAOW-TV, Neena Pacholke died on Saturday in Wisconsin. A coworker verified to 10 Tampa Bay that she committed suicide.
Neena, who was engaged to be married, had turned into a Green Bay Packers fan and an ardent snow skiier while working in Wisconsin, according to Kaitlynn Pacholke.
Pacholke's final Twitter message was a repost from author Jon Gordon on optimism and believing the greatest is yet to come.
Brendan Mackey, her co-anchor, described Pacholke as "the brightest light in the room," with the "biggest smile and the greatest laugh."
Kaitlynn Pacholke described her younger sister as having the ability to make others feel unique and important, whether she had known them for five minutes or her whole life.
Pacholke started as a multimedia journalist at the news channel in May 2017 and was elevated to anchor in February 2019, according to her website.