Vince Porco


Shelbie Heath

Vince Porco sits at the anchor desk ar WDRB’s broadcasting room.

Name: Vince Porco

High School: Atherton High School, Louisville, Kentucky

Mascot: Ravens

Grade: 12

Birthday: March 22, 2005

Age: 17

Favorite Subject: English

Extracurricular activities: Journalism, class president for 2021-22 school year, ­­­­­

National Honor Society, Ping Pong Club

Favorite Superhero: Mace Windu and Thor

Favorite Song: “American Pie” by Don McLean

Favorite Slang/Phrase: “Have Fun”

Parents: Tim Porco and Amy Solinger

Siblings: Izzy and Frank Porco

Dream college: University of Louisville and Western Kentucky University

If you could have a movie made about your life, what would the story line be? Who would star as you and what’s the movie’s title? Someone who always wanted to be liked and do the right thing, and the star would be Gabriel Iglesias.

What are your three must haves? “Keys, wallet and phone.”

What’s the best part about social media and the worst? “The best part is that you can become acquainted with people easier; there is none of that awkward stage of first meeting someone, and better networking with people. But then the worst part of social media is that it’s not a true reflection of their true selves.”

What do you admire about Gen Z? What do you dislike about Gen Z? “I admire that Gen Z is very tolerant to today’s issues and more caring compared to other generations. What I dislike about Gen Z is that they could be doing better than older generations with situations like with tobacco and vapes.”

How has the pandemic affected you? “I wasn’t affected the most by it. I just tried being more social and it worked out.”

How do you handle your mental health during these difficult times? “I handled my mental health by talking to people I trusted and to know that whatever I may be dealing with is not permanent.”

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? “I see myself teaching in my high school.”

What is your ideal life/dream job? “Working in a higher education job or even mayor.”

If you could live anywhere in the world for a year, where would it be and why? “I would live in Pittsburgh. I have a lot of family there and I like the culture there.”

Who or what inspires you? ”My teachers drive me to be better.”

If you could trade places with the president of the United States for one day what would you do as president. “I would try to do something with some type of gun legislation and I’ll put Louisville on the map nationally.”

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? “I wrote an op-ed in the Louisville newspaper, The Courier Journal, and it kind of turned some heads about books censorship. I got lots of positive feedback and the feedback that was negative was still respectful. I also felt proud that I was defending what should be looked at in libraries.”

What is your biggest regret? “My biggest regret is losing touch with people and not always showing appreciation well.”