Pat Battle

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Pat Battle
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Patricia N. Battle

(1959-12-09) December 9, 1959 (age 59)
ResidenceTeaneck, New Jersey, U.S.
Spouse(s)Anthony Johnson

Patricia N. "Pat" Battle (born December 9, 1959) is an American journalist. Since 1996, she has been at WNBC-TV.[1]

Early life[edit]

Of African-American descent, Battle grew up in Neptune Township, New Jersey, where her mother was a member of the township committee and served as police commissioner. She graduated from Neptune High School in 1977, where she had been a cheerleader.[1] Her first job was with the Asbury Park Press as a reporter.[2]


Battle won a 2005 New York Regional Emmy Award for Political Programming for her work on the U.S. presidential primary edition of WNBC-TV's What Matters.[3]

She appeared as herself on the Netflix original show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Personal life[edit]

Battle is a resident of Teaneck, New Jersey, and is married to Anthony Johnson, a reporter with WABC-TV, a competing New York City television station. In October 2010, she publicly revealed that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and undergone a lumpectomy.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Lewis, Evelyn Stryker (1998). Neptune and Shark River Hills (via Google Books), p. 88. Charlotte, North Carolina: Arcadia Publishing; ISBN 978-0-7524-0997-9; retrieved May 27, 2011.
  2. ^ Arsenau, Guy. "Weekends start early with N.J.'s Pat Battle", Inside Jersey, January 27, 2015. Accessed January 23, 2018. "A native of Neptune Township, Battle began her career as a reporter for the Asbury Park Press, in Asbury Park."
  3. ^ Paskin, Willa (April 4, 2005). "WNBC Wins Gotham Emmys by a Nose: WABC Nabs Instant Breaking News Story Award". Variety; retrieved December 4, 2007.
  4. ^ Pat Battle bio,; accessed October 30, 2014.

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