Pat Harvey Biography
Pat Harvey is an American award-winning broadcast journalist who is the longest-running anchor in primetime at one station in Los Angeles. She received the LA Area Emmy’s Governor’s Award in June 2015.
Harvey has traveled extensively for KCAL-TV 9, and its sister station KCBS-TV. She has covered stories from the Papal Conclave in Rome, the first all-race elections in South Africa, the AIDS epidemic in East Africa and also Russia, and the civil war in El Salvador. Harvey was the first journalist to interview dismissed juror Jeanette Harris during the O.J. Simpson trial. This report was carried on television stations throughout the country and was seen worldwide.
Harvey has won 19 local Emmy awards, a national Emmy, and also received the Joseph M. Quinn Lifetime Achievement Award from the L.A. Press Club in 2004. Harvey was named “Best News Anchor” by the Associated Press. She received the Genii Award from the Los Angeles chapter of American Women in Radio and Television in 2008 and has also been recognized by the National Association of Black Journalists.
Pat worked in Chicago at WGN Superstation before coming to Los Angeles and also on faulty pap smear tests, which led to thousands of deaths among women. It resulted in legislation regulating cytology labs in Illinois and the closure of one in Southern California. Harvey was also awarded the Peter Lisagor Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. She also broke a national story from the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta in 1988 while working for WGN.
Harvey is also an original CNN Headline News anchor, joining the start-up network in 1982. She later anchored CNN’s morning news program until 1985, interviewing Ferdinand Marcos following the historic democratic elections in the Philippines.
Harvey was asked to carry the Olympic torch through downtown Los Angeles in 2002 because of her popularity and community service. She received two honorary doctorate degrees in the humanities. The market had only had two black weeknight news anchors, Ken Jones in the early to mid-1970s and Felicia Jeter from 1980-81 before her arrival in Los Angeles. She became a pioneer because of her stellar work.
Other TV anchorwomen formed the Good News Foundation in 2006. Good News Foundation built a computer lab for homeless children on skid row, a park and recreation center in South LA, and also a library for homeless women at the Downtown Women’s Center. They also provided scholarships for aspiring female journalists.
How Old Is Pat Harvey?
Harvey was born on November 13, 1970, in Detroit, Michigan, United States. She is 48 years old as of 2018.
Pat Harvey Family
Harvey keeps her personal life very private and she has not disclosed any information about her family.
Pat Harvey Husband
The award-winning reporter is married to Ken Lombard and they together have a daughter Michelle Byrd. Harvey often attends functions and events with her daughter. The couple has not shared any other information about their family.
Pat Harvey Grandchildren
Harvey keeps her personal life very private and she has not disclosed much information about her family and grandchildren.
Is Pat Harvey Related To Steve Harvey?
There is no available information showing a relation between Pat and Steve Harvey. They might not be related in any way.
Pat Harvey Net Worth | Salary
Throughout her wide career, Harvey is believed to receive a good amount in her salary. She also seems to be worth a six digits figure net worth.
Pat Harvey LA News
On November 1 2019, Harvey celebrated her 30th anniversary working in Los Angeles news. She has made her trademark by earning the trust of people she’s interviewed throughout the years here in Los Angeles. “I feel so blessed to be here 30 years,” said Harvey. “It doesn’t feel like it’s been that long and to me, that only means that I am still energized and I still have some things to say!”
Pat Harvey CBS
Harvey was named co-anchor of CBS2’s 5 and 11 pm broadcasts in April of 2010. Harvey joined CBS2 after 20 years with sister station KCAL9 as one of the original anchors of the nation’s first nightly three-hour newscast. She was a guest co-host on the CBS Daytime show The Talk on February 21, 2017. This was her eleventh appearance.
Pat Harvey House | Home
Pat re-listed her mansion in the guard-gated and celebrity-approved SoCal community of Hidden Hills at $5,995,000. The mansion’s asking price is substantially below the rose-tinted $7.55 million. It was originally saddled when it first came up for sale almost three years ago and $200,000 less than the $6.195 million property records show she and her real estate investor/developer husband Ken Lombard paid for the 1.3-acre spread in September 2009.
The 9,330-square-foot estate is described in marketing materials as a “Majestic Mediterranean Estate” located on an “idyllic street” and also certainly the Mediterranean in a vague sort of way and undeniably luxuriously appointed if, arguably, in a very generic sort of way with five bedrooms and five full and two half bathrooms.