Pat Harvey Biography
- Birth Nation: United States of America
- Name: Pat Harvey
- Birth Name: Pat Harvey
- Nationality: American
- Birth Place/City: Detroit, Michigan,
- Ethnicity: Black
- Profession: News anchor
- Working For: KCBS,CNN, KCAL-TV
- Net Worth: N/A
- Eye Color: Blue
- Hair Color: Brown
- Face Color: Black
- Famous for: KCBS News at 5 & 11PM
- Married: Yes
- Married to: Ken Lombard
- Children: Michelle Byrd
- Awards: Emmy awards
- Movies: High School High 17
Award-winning broadcast journalist Pat Harvey is one of the popular journalists of America. She was named as a co-anchor of CBS2’s 5 pm and 11 pm broadcasts in 2010. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Pat Harvey has contributed a lot in the journalism sector for which she has received 19 local Emmy Awards.
Pat Harvey belongs to black ethnicity. She has not disclosed information on her early life, childhood or education.
Pat Harvey stepped in the profession of journalism through the local news channel in Saginaw, Michigan, NBC-affiliate WNEM TV. Pat Harvey showed her skills and talent in her job that made her stand as a pioneer among her fellow mates making her way to land the job at CNN. She worked for CNN HLN as a news anchor in 1982 and later as an anchor for the CNN’s morning news program until 1985.
In addition to CNN, Pat Harvey has worked for KCAL-TV 9 and its sister station KCBS-TV, traveling extensively covering the headline stories of the times which includes the Papal Conclave in Rome, the AIDS epidemic in East Africa and Russia, civil war in El Salvador and all-race elections in South Africa. She became the first journalist to interview Jeanette Harris, a dismissed juror.
Pat Harvey is not limited to journalism. She is active in charity as well. Pat Harvey along with her four TV anchorwomen (colleagues) formed the Good News Foundation. The foundation built a computer lab for homeless children in South LA and a library for homeless women at Downtown’s Women’s Center. Addition to it, the foundation offered annual college scholarship for aspiring female journalists.
Awards and Accolades
Pat Harvey is the winner of 19 local Emmy awards. She has also won a national Emmy. Besides, she is the receiver of Joseph M. Quinn Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004 from the L.A. Press Club. She was named as the ‘Best News anchor’ by the Associated Press. She received Genii Award in 2008 from American women in Radio and Television. She is also awarded Peter Lisagor Award from Society of Professional Journalists.
Pat Harvey carried the 2002 Olympic torch through downtown Los Angeles. She has also received two honorary doctorate degrees in humanities.
Pat Harvey married to Ken Lombard. The information on when they got married and their marital life are not known. However, the couple’s pictures can be widely found on the internet where they look happy together. Her husband Ken is the only man in her life known so far. Other than him, there is no information on her past relationships. The couple is blessed with a daughter named Michelle Byrd Lombard.
Having been such a popular female journalists and serving in the profession for more than three decades, she must earn a lucrative amount of salary. Her net worth is under review but can be assumed to be in million dollars.
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