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Pat Battle Biography

Pat Battle (Patricia N. Battle) is an American journalist who has been working at WNBC-TV since 1996. She graduated from Neptune High School in 1977, where she had been a cheerleader.

Battle has also appeared as herself on the Netflix original show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Pat Battle Career

Pat Battle began her career as a reporter for the Asbury Park Press in Asbury Park, N.J., where she honed her journalism skills first as an intern while in college and then as a beat reporter.

In April 1996, she joined WNBC-TV. Before joining WNBC-TV, Battle worked at WCBS-TV, where for three and a half years she was a general assignment reporter handling breaking news stories in the tri-state area. Her work earned her recognition as one of the best live reporters in the region.

Prior to WCBS-TV, Battle worked in a similar capacity for NBC-owned station WCAU-TV in Philadelphia covering the Delaware Valley area and hosting a weekly public affairs program with an in-studio audience.

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She also worked as a general assignment reporter, back-up anchor and host of a weekly public affairs program for the New Jersey Network News in Trenton for three years before moving on to work in Philadelphia.

Pat Battle Nbc News

Pat Battle is the co-anchor for “Weekend Today in New York” that airs Saturday mornings between 6:00 A.M. – 7:00 A.M. and 9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. and on Sunday mornings between 6:00 A.M. – 8:00 A.M. and 9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.

In 2005, she won a New York Regional Emmy Award for Political Programming for her work on the U.S. presidential primary edition of WNBC-TV’s What Matters.

She also serves as the station’s senior New Jersey correspondent and has covered many breaking news stories in the Garden State as well as the breaking news of the day.

Pat Battle Age

She was born on December 9, 1959 in United States. She is 59 years old as of 2018.

Pat Battle Family

Battle is of African-American descent. She grew up in Neptune Township, New Jersey, where her mother was a member of the township committee and served as police commissioner.

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Battle is married to Anthony Johnson, a reporter with WABC-TV, a competing New York City television station. The couple has three children.

Where Is Pat Battle?

Battle resides in Teaneck, New Jersey, with her family.

Pat Battle Net Worth

Battle has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

Pat Battle Salary

She  earns an annual salary of $1 million for her work on WNBC.

Pat Battle Cancer

In October 2010, Battle publicly revealed that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and undergone a lumpectomy.  She documented her personal journey, and yet in another public service, she broadcasted her story on “News 4 New York” at the close of Breast Cancer Awareness that same month.

Her story, an hour-long special “Talk for a Cure” that aired the following day on “Weekend Today in New York,” earned two New York Emmy nominations. But even more significantly, the story drew an unprecedented response from viewers. Hundreds of women reached out to her, many of whom had not undergone mammograms with any regularity, if at all.

Battle believes that early detection saved her life. She has been making public appearances at health fairs, ribbon cuttings, walk-athons and conferences and urging women to make annual mammograms a priority in their lives.

Pat Battle Awards and Recognition

In 2008, she was recognized by the McDonald’s Corporation as a Broadcast Legend in the fast food company’s Faces of Black History Campaign.

She was also the 2008 recipient of the Circle of Honor Spirit Award from the Greater New Jersey Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

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