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

  • Apartment fire burns four people out of their home

    Posted on: 6:49 am, April 4, 2014, by and , updated on: 09:03am, April 4, 2014

    Crews were able to put out the flames in a matter of minutes, but not before the fire spread to three apartments.
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    Chesterfield Apartment Fire
  • Dozens of Fort Lee soldiers deploying to Middle East

    Posted on: 12:43 pm, April 3, 2014, by , updated on: 12:47pm, April 3, 2014

    The soldiers are from the Army's 111th Quartermaster Company, one of two active mortuary affairs units.
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  • Missing Malaysia flight becomes criminal investigation

    Posted on: 7:18 am, April 2, 2014, by , updated on: 07:22am, April 2, 2014

    A Malaysian government source said the airliner's turn off course is being considered a "criminal act," either by one of the pilots or someone else.
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  • Deadly earthquake strikes Chile, spawns tsunami alert in U.S.

    Posted on: 7:00 am, April 2, 2014, by and , updated on: 07:02am, April 2, 2014

    A mighty 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northern Chile late Tuesday, triggering small landslides, cutting power and generating a tsunami.
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  • Man pleads no contest to filming woman in Chesterfield dressing room

    Posted on: 1:34 pm, March 28, 2014, by and , updated on: 01:36pm, March 28, 2014

    The man accused of using his cellphone to take video of women inside two department store dressing rooms pleaded no contest in Chesterfield County court Friday.
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  • Death toll rises in Washington mudslide

    Posted on: 6:37 am, March 28, 2014, by

    At least 17 bodies have been recovered, another eight bodies have been located but not recovered.
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  • Search efforts for missing Malaysia jet shifts, following ‘credible lead’

    Posted on: 6:10 am, March 28, 2014, by , updated on: 06:25am, March 28, 2014

    Search teams have shifted to a different part of the southern Indian Ocean after Australian authorities said they received "a new credible lead."
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  • ARREST: Did Gelati Celesti robber also hit Chesterfield Food Lion?

    Posted on: 12:15 am, March 28, 2014, by and , updated on: 04:25pm, March 28, 2014

    Police arrested Timothy John Fagnani, 38, and charged him with a robbery at a Chesterfield Food Lion.
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    Food Lion Arrest -- Timothy John Fagnani
  • Camera hidden in Cheerios box catches man stealing from home

    Posted on: 10:10 am, March 27, 2014, by , and , updated on: 04:57pm, March 28, 2014

    A game camera inside a Dinwiddie man's home helped provide clues after the break-in.

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    Henry Boyd
  • Chesterfield parents to offer input on healthier lunch options

    Posted on: 8:35 am, March 27, 2014, by , updated on: 08:39am, March 27, 2014

    Today's food fair will also allow parents to learn more about what's in the packed lunches they send their kids to school with daily.
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  • State budget battle impacts healthcare, school decisions

    Posted on: 7:07 am, March 26, 2014, by , updated on: 07:52am, March 26, 2014

    The debate over whether to expand the federal healthcare program divided state Republican and Democratic lawmakers during this General Assembly session.
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  • Josh Hardy makes ‘tremendous strides’ after receiving experimental drug

    Posted on: 6:27 am, March 26, 2014, by , updated on: 08:32am, March 26, 2014

    Josh Hardy's mother, Aimee, announced Tuesday by way of Facebook her son is out of the Intensive Care Unit.
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