BJASC is proud to honor CBS2-TV’s anchor, Pat Harvey, the first African-American news anchor of the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. broadcasts on CBS2-TV, Los Angeles. She was honored at BJASC’s annual scholarship awards reception held on Saturday December 11th at the historic Wilfandel House in L.A.’s West Adams district.
Pat was named to the primetime newscasts in April after a 20-year run as the anchor of KCAL9-TV.
Pat’s stellar career started in her hometown of Detroit in 1976. She worked in Saginaw; helped to launch CNN Headline News in Atlanta, and was anchor at Chicago Superstation WGN-TV.
Her exceptional journalistic achievements are numerous including her coverage of the Papal Conclave from Vatican City, Nelson Mandela’s release in South Africa, the civil war in El Salvador as well as the Rodney King uprising, fires, floods and earthquakes.
She is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the L.A. Press Club, won a Golden Mike for Lifetime Achievement, and was presented with the Ida B. Wells award by the NAACP. The winner of 18 Emmy awards, Pat was one of the local personalities chosen to carry the Olympic torch through Los Angeles in 2002.
Pat is married to Ken Lombard and cares for her daughter Michelle, sister and nephew.