Best Of 2020

Best On-Air Love Story: Mike Dardis and Sheree Paolello

The usual wisdom you hear from folks is that you shouldn’t date your co-workers. Maybe that’s true, but sometimes it works out just fine. Channel 5 (WLWT) news anchors Mike Dardis and Sheree Paolello know this first-hand. The two tied the knot in Mount Adams last June after their on-air chemistry bloomed into an off-air romance in 2017. In what has to be just about the most Cincinnati thing ever, Dardis proposed near the Roebling Suspension Bridge, Paolello’s favorite landmark. The two announced their engagement with a social media post reading “co-anchors for life.” That’s a big commitment — one that could have drifted into Anchor Man territory quickly. But the two seem to be doing great, and heck, even Ron Burgundy and Veronica Corningstone ended up together in the end.