Founder, BNN Networks and The Breaking News Network (BNN) Patrick launched The Breaking News Network in 2009 based on the concept that local news should be a community service giving voice to both the traditional news media and community social media. After more than five years, the BNN is now the largest community news network in the world with the most comprehensive coverage of local news in over 400 cities worldwide, outlasting similar local news network efforts by AOL and Gannett. He's applying the same methodology to the development of topical news networks that span across 100 cities.