Pat Harvey Biography
Pat Harvey is an American twenty-two Emmy award-winning anchor who is currently working at CBS2. She serves as the co-anchor of the 5, 6, and 11 pm broadcasts on KCAL9. Previously, she worked at CBS 2 sister station where she was one of the original anchors of the nation’s first nightly three-hour newscast for over twenty years.
Pat Harvey Career
October 30, 2009, was declared as ‘Pat Harvey Day’ by proclamation n recognition of her 20th anniversary with KCAL and contributions to the people of Southern California, the Los Angeles City Council, and the L.A. County Board of Supervisors. Furthermore, for her philanthropic work in the community and her body of work at CBS2/KCAL9 in 2015, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded her the prestigious LA Area Governor¹s Award.
While she was at the Museum in Washington, D.C. in February 2012, she was inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame. Prior to her being an anchor, she made appearances on the CBS Television Network daytime show The Talk as a guest co-host. In her career as a newswoman, she has covered a number of big local news stories, presidential inaugurations, and political conventions, and traveled internationally. In addition, she has made reports on the first all-race elections in South Africa, the AIDS epidemic in Eastern Africa and Russia, and the civil war in El Salvador.
Prior to covering the installation of Pope Benedict XVI in Rome she also followed the works of a homeless painter in Los Angeles to the galleries of Paris. Previously, she served as a guest co-anchor in Brisbane, Australia. She also field anchored coverage from Las Vegas in 2018, in observance of the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival and a month later from the scene of the shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill.
Her journalism career began at WNEM-TV in Saginaw, Michigan where she served as a general assignment reporter and later on served as the producer and anchor of the station¹s 6 and 11 pm newscasts. Furthermore, she did launch CNN Headline News in 1981, and one year later, she was named the co-anchor of CNN¹s Daybreak program. She also worked for Chicago¹s superstation WGN-TV where she served as an anchor and reporter before later joining the Disney-owned KCAL.
While she worked at the Disney-owned KCAL as a result of her series of investigative reports on faulty pap smears lab responsible for many of those defective smears in Tarzana, California was shut down and new health legislation was set in Illinois. In addition, for her outstanding broadcast work, she has been awarded twenty-two 2 Emmy Awards inclusive of three for best newscasts. For her half-hour perspective on the 20th anniversary of the LA riots and Best Feature Reporter in 2018, not long ago she was awarded.
She is a beneficiary of two-lifetime achievement awards inclusive of the Golden Mike for Lifetime Achievement Award from the Radio & Television News Association in 2010, and the L.A. Press Club¹s Joseph M. Quinn Award in 2004. The Southern California chapter of American Women in Radio and Television awarded her with the Genii Award for excellence in TV broadcasting in 2008. Some of the other awards she received are; the Hollywood Women¹s Press Club Award for Ethics, the Los Angeles and National Association of Black Journalists Associated Press ³best news anchor² award, the Edward R. Murrow Award presented to KCAL News for overall excellence, the Golden Mikes, LA Press Club, and Society of Professional Journalists.
She dedicates her career to advocating for children, education, those in the special-needs community, community service, and advocating for victims of domestic violence. In addition, she is a beneficiary of two honorary doctoral degrees from American Intercontinental University and Mt. St. Mary¹s University. The national Delta Sigma Theta organization gave her The Lillian Award in 2018, for her excellence in broadcasting. Prior to being a recipient of the Bonnie Stiegel Angel Award from the YWCA of Greater Los Angeles. She was also named a Susan G. Komen Circle of Promise Ambassador to help in the fight against breast cancer in 2015. Prior, the YMCA awarded her with the Silver Star Award and the NAACP¹s Ida B. Wells Award. In 2002, Harvey was among the several local personalities who carried the Olympic torch through Los Angeles.
In the Good News Foundation, she was among the co-founders and co-chairwoman. the Good News Foundation is a nonprofitable organization that was set up by five television newswomen who established computer centers, awarded grants and scholarships to area community-based organizations, built a library for the Downtown Women¹s Center, partnered with the Home Depot Foundation to build a playground for inner-city youth, among many other accomplishments. Furthermore, while she was in the group, it received honors from the American Women in Radio & Television, the LAPD Hollenbeck PAL Humanitarian Award, the Central City Business Association of LA, and the Downtown Women Center.
Pat Harvey Net Worth
Harvey has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which she has earned through her career as an anchor.
Pat Harvey Salary
Harvey earns a salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Pat Harvey Age
Harvey was born on February 21, 1955, in Detroit, Michigan, United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 21st of February every year and is 68 years old as of 2023.
Pat Harvey Height and Weight
Harvey stands as a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 68kgs.
Pat Harvey Family
Harvey likes to keep her personal life private hence she has neither disclosed the names of her parent nor those of her siblings. However, this information will be updated when available.
Pat Harvey Husband and Daughter
Harvey is married to Ken Lambard and together the couple has been blessed with two daughters and one of them is known as Michelle Byrd Lambard.
Pat Harvey Social Media Platform
Harvey is very active on her Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook page and she has 20k followers on Twitter, 6k followers on Instagram and 2k followers on Facebook.