Jerrita Patterson

Reporter

I joined the CBS 6 News team in December 2011, and I am over-the-top excited to return to Virginia after spending my college years here in the Commonwealth.

I am originally from Bowling Green, Kentucky, but grew-up in Nashville, Tennessee. My television career started in my hometown of Nashville, where I was an Associate Producer, Web Editor and Weekend Producer at WKRN-TV. Two years later I made the move across the country to Butte/Bozeman, Montana. I started as a Reporter, but was soon promoted to Morning Anchor at KXLF/KBZK-TV. After two years of frigid, arctic temperatures, I packed up leaving only my parka and snow boots behind and headed to Columbia, South Carolina. There I spent two years as a Reporter/Weekend Anchor at WACH Fox News. The next part of my journey would take me to Florence, Alabama, where I spent a year as a Bureau Reporter with WHNT-TV.

I have been honored to interview everyone from poet Nikki Giovanni, former NBA player Alonzo Mourning, to President Barack Obama. But my 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.”

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

When I am not working, you will find me somewhere cheering on my Hampton Pirates, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, adding to my shoe-collection, at a local comedy club or working on maintaining my "Best Auntie" title with my precious niece, Brooklyn.

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

I refer to myself as a “lifeaholic” and love living life to the fullest. I am blessed to live out a dream, which allows me to tell the stories affecting my community each and every day. When you see me out please feel free to stop me and tell me your story.

Recent Articles

  • Trial continues for man accused of fatally shooting, killing teen

    Posted on: 1:02 pm, April 22, 2014, by , updated on: 02:54pm, April 23, 2014

    The big question raised by both prosecutors and the defense team today is "where did the gun come from that used to kill 18-year-old Marquis Richardson?"
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  • More arrests, more bodies recovered from sunken S. Korean ferry

    Posted on: 7:35 am, April 22, 2014, by , updated on: 07:46am, April 22, 2014

    At this time, 108 people have been confirmed dead and 194 remain missing.
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  • Michaels security breach lasted 8 months, affected millions

    Posted on: 12:13 pm, April 18, 2014, by and , updated on: 07:15pm, April 18, 2014

    A security breach at Michaels Stores lasted eight months and affected about 3 million customers, the company said Thursday.
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  • Henrico man accused of raping child on fast track to trial

    Posted on: 12:25 pm, April 17, 2014, by , updated on: 02:17pm, April 17, 2014

    Jonathan Westinghouse will head straight to trial in June after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing.
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  • UPDATE: Woman arrested for Southside Plaza double-shooting

    Posted on: 9:03 pm, April 15, 2014, by and , updated on: 03:45pm, April 16, 2014

    A North Chesterfield woman has been arrested for a double-shooting at the Southside Plaza, in the 4100 block of Hull Street, Tuesday night.
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  • New cyber tool designed to keep consumers safe, in wake of major Target breach

    Posted on: 1:34 pm, April 15, 2014, by

    An alert could soon go out to retailers all over, notifying them about possible cyber attacks.
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  • Activist carried out of City Council meeting after verbal confrontation

    Posted on: 12:52 am, April 15, 2014, by and , updated on: 01:43am, April 15, 2014

    Despite the chaos, Richmond City Council voted to lease Monroe Park for the next 30 years to nonprofit group Monroe Park Conservatory.
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  • UPDATE: Thousands of oranges spill on I-295

    Posted on: 5:53 am, April 11, 2014, by , and , updated on: 01:59pm, April 11, 2014

    The orange spill happened about 3:30 a.m. when the truck ran off the right side of the interstate and overturned when the driver over corrected, according to state police.
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    Orange spill on I-295 (PHOTO: Jerrita Patterson)
  • UPDATE: Henrico mom accused of killing twins faces new charges

    Posted on: 7:18 pm, April 10, 2014, by , and , updated on: 05:55pm, April 11, 2014

    A woman arrested more than 15 years after she allegedly tossed her dead babies down a trash chute at a Lawrenceville college is facing additional charges.
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  • UPDATE: Car crashes in Richmond, police find man shot dead inside

    Posted on: 6:44 am, April 9, 2014, by and , updated on: 02:21pm, April 9, 2014

    "Detectives are collecting evidence and canvassing the area for information," police said.
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  • Free water for Petersburg residents after water main break

    Posted on: 1:55 pm, April 8, 2014, by , updated on: 02:11pm, April 8, 2014

    The break did have a ripple effect, causing issues inside homes but it caused classes at Walnut Hill Elementary to be cancelled.
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  • Do you know what is required to register your soon-to-be kindergartner?

    Posted on: 1:57 pm, April 7, 2014, by

    There is a big push to get the word out about 'Kindergarten Registration Day' happening later this week.
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