Debora Patta Biography
Debora Patta is a South African broadcast journalist and television producer. She is currently working at CBS News as a foreign correspondent based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Patta joined the station CBS News in 2013.
Debora Patta Education
Patta studied at the University of Cape Town where she got her Bachelor of Social Sciences in 1984.
Debora Patta CBS News
Debora Patta is a foreign correspondent for CBS News who is stationed in Johannesburg, South Africa. She joined CBS News in 2013 and has covered big international stories across Africa, including the Ebola outbreak, Boko Haram’s kidnapping of schoolgirls, and the South Sudan famine.
She contributes to all CBS News broadcasts and platforms, including “CBS Evening News,” “CBS Mornings,” and the CBS News Streaming Network, which is the company’s primary 24/7 anchored streaming news service. Patta has covered a variety of stories in the Middle East and Europe since joining CBS News, including the bombing of a Syrian children’s hospital, the fall of Aleppo, and terror attacks in Brussels, France, and Spain.
She penned a book about Nelson Mandela in 2000, became CBS News’ primary correspondent after his death, covering his funeral and commemorating his life and effect on South Africa. Patta also covered the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, when half of the world’s Ebola cases were found.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Patta examined vaccination disparity and reported on how the virus propagated over the African continent. She was the first international reporter to visit the lab where the novel variety Omicron was discovered, only a few days after scientists announced its discovery to the public.
Patta began her career as a BBC Radio reporter in South Africa. She became well-known for her coverage of Nelson Mandela during his election campaign to become South Africa’s first black president in 1990, when she joined a Johannesburg talk radio station.
She was once referred to as “his favorite journalist” by Nelson Mandela. In 1998, she joined e.tv, an independent free-to-air television network, as editor-in-chief, and later founded the country’s first 24-hour television channel. Patta was also the anchor and executive producer of “Third Degree,” a 13-year investigative current events program, and was noted for conducting difficult and comprehensive interviews.
Patta is a Vodacom Media Woman of the Year, South Africa’s Most Influential Woman in Media, and Italy’s Woman of the World, as well as one of MTN’s Outstanding Women in Media. She has also won the Edward R. Murrow Award, the NABJ Salute to Excellence Award, and the Scripps Howard Award for Broadcast Excellence.
Debora Patta Salary
Patta receives an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Debora Patta Net worth
Patta has an estimated net worth ranging beween 100k – $ 1 million.
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Debora Patta Age
Patta is 57 years old as of 2021. She was born on September 1, 1964.
Debora Patta Height
Patta stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Debora Patta Family
Patta was born to her father, a railway employee ad mother, a nurse in Zimbabwe.
Debora Patta Husband
Patta is married to Lance Levitas, the couple got married in 2003. They have two daughters together.
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