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Jerrita Patterson

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Jerrita Patterson joined the FOX13 News team in May 2015.  She is over-the-moon excited to return to her home state as an Anchor/Reporter.

She is originally from Bowling Green, Kentucky, but grew-up in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her television career started in her hometown of Nashville, where she was an Associate Producer, Web Editor and Weekend Producer at WKRN.  Two years later she made the move across the country to Butte/Bozeman, Montana.  There she started as a Reporter, but was soon promoted to Morning Anchor at KXLF/KBZK.  After two years of frigid, arctic temperatures, she packed up leaving behind only her parka and snow boots and headed to WACH FOX News in Columbia, South Carolina.  After two years in the Palmetto State, she spent a year as a Bureau Reporter with WHNT in Florence, Alabama.  The next part of her journey would take Jerrita to WTVR in Richmond, Virginia as an Anchor/Reporter.  Three years later Jerrita would leave the Commonwealth as a two-time Regional Emmy Award winner.

She has been honored to interview everyone from poet Nikki Giovanni, former NBA player Alonzo Mourning, to President Barack Obama.  But her most memorable interview was with 101-year-old South Carolina native Donella Wilson, a self-proclaimed political buff.  Ms. Wilson has been voting for decades and said she was proud to “exercise a right, once denied.”

Jerrita is a proud graduate from Hampton University (the real HU) and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

When she is not working, you will find Jerrita somewhere cheering on her Hampton Pirates, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, adding to her shoe-collection, line-dancing or working to maintain her "Best Auntie" title with her precious niece, Brooklyn.

Jerrita’s motto is: "Never settle, until your dreams become reality.  But never forget, your reality is someone else's dream."

She refers to herself as a “lifeaholic” and loves living life to the fullest.  Jerrita feels blessed to live out a dream, which allows her to tell the stories affecting her community each and every day. When you see her out please feel free to stop her to tell her your story. 

You can contact Jerrita at jerrita.patterson@coxinc.com