Deborah Patta CBS, Biography and Wiki
Deborah Patta is a South African broadcast journalist and television producer investigative journalist for CBS. She is also the African correspondent for the American news program The CBS Evening News.
Patta started her journalism career in 1990 as a freelance reporter for BBC. She then joined Radio 702 in Johannesburg as a reporter in 1990 and worked her way up to news editor in 1994 and special assignments editor in 1997. In 1998 she joined e.tv as a senior correspondent in Johannesburg and was afterward appointed chief anchor of e.tv news. She later was appointed editor-in-chief of the e.tv news in 2005
From 2002 to 2003, Deborah was the executive producer and anchor of the weekly current affairs television program 3rd Degree. Her tenure at e.tv ended on May 7, 2013, when she resigned and joined CBS News as a foreign correspondent for the network’s program The CBS Evening News.
Deborah Patta Age and Birthday
Patta was born on September 1, 1964, in Zimbabwe then Southern Rhodesia. She is currently 58 years.
Deborah Patta Height and Weight
Patta stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m) and weighs about 60 kg (132 lbs).
Deborah Patta Family | Parents
Patta was born in Zimbabwe to Italian parents from Calabria, Italy. Her father was a railway employee and her mother was a nurse and a devout Catholic. She also has an older sister.
Deborah Patta Education
After her parents divorced, she moved to South Africa in 1976 with her mother and sister and attended Rustenburg School for Girls in the Rondebosch suburb of Cape Town in 1981. Patta then studied at the University of Cape Town where she graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree in 1984.
Deborah Patta Husband and Children
In January 1996, Patta married Mweli Mzizi in a beautiful wedding attended by hundreds of guests including Nelson Mandela. However, the couple got divorced and in 2003, Patta got married to Lance Levitas till 2011. Currently, she is engaged to her partner Andrew Levy since 2012.
Deborah has two daughters, the elder one named Ciara Mzizi, and the younger one named Ella. Patta currently lives with her family in Cape Town.
Deborah Patta Awards
Patta has won numerous awards over her career including;
- She won South African Checkers Journalist of the Year in 1992
- 2004 Vodacom Journalist of the Year Gauteng Region
- 2004 MTN 10 Most Remarkable Women in Media
- 2007 Simonsvlei Journalist Achiever of the Year
- 2010 CEO Magazine South Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government
- She received a Tricolor Globe Award from the Italian Women in the World association which recognizes outstanding achievers of Italian origin abroad in 2010.
- In 2015, she was part of the CBS News team nominated to receive an Emmy Award for their coverage of the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa.
Deborah Patta Net Worth
Patta has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 million. She has earned her wealth from her long career as a journalist.