- Pat Harvey
Pat Harvey is a broadcast journalist. She joined Walt Disney owned and operated KCAL 9 in Los Angeles in 1989. Joining Jerry Dunphy on the anchor desk, she is the only original KCAL 9 News anchor left. Now working for the nation's largest duopoly,
KCBS-TV/ KCAL-TVin Los Angeles, she is the longest-running anchor in prime time at one station in Los Angeles and the only African-American female. In addition to her anchoring duties, Pat has traveled extensively for KCAL, and CBS, covering stories from the Papal Conclavein Rome, the first all-race elections in South Africa, the AIDS epidemicin East Africaand Russiaand the civil war in El Salvador. During the O.J. Simpson trial, Pat was the first journalist to interview dismissed juror Jeanette Harris. The report was carried on television stations throughout the country and was seen worldwide. She has won 12 local Emmy awards, a national Emmy and received the Joseph M. Quinn Lifetime Achievement Awardfrom the L.A. Press Clubin 2004. Named "Best News Anchor" by the Associated Press, she has also been recognized by American Women in Radio and Televisionand the National Association of Black Journalists. Pat worked in Chicago at WGN Superstationbefore coming to Los Angeles. Her investigative reports on faulty pap smeartests, which lead to thousands of deaths among women, resulted in legislation regulating cytology labs in Illinois and the closure of one in Southern California. While working for WGN, she also broke a national story from the Democratic National Conventionin Atlantain 1988, revealing a change in leadership in the Democratic National Committee. She is also an original CNN Headline Newsanchor, joining the start-up network in 1981 and later anchored CNN's morning news program until 1985, interviewing Ferdinand Marcosfollowing the historic democratic elections in the Philippines.
Detroitnative's first news job was in Saginaw, Michiganat NBC affiliate, WNEM-TV. Because of her popularity and community service, Pat was asked to carry the Olympic torchthrough downtown Los Angeles in 2002 and received two honorary doctorate degrees in the humanities. She has been seen in various films, and TV programs, often playing herself. In 2006, Pat and four other TV anchorwomen formed the Good News Foundation. The group raises money for various causes and awards a scholarship named for the first female broadcaster in Los Angeles to a deserving college student, annually.
* [http://cbs2.com/bios/Pat.Harvey.cbs.9.538057.html KCAL 9 biography]
* [http://search.cbs2.com/Default.aspx?SearchString=pat%20harvey&TabId=0 Pat Harvey's Reports]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0367668/ The Internet Movie Database - Pat Harvey]
* [http://www.tv.com/pat-harvey/person/62666/summary.html Pat Harvey - TV.com]
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