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

  • Smoky smell fills Huguenot High hallway

    Posted on: 8:32 am, March 20, 2014, by and , updated on: 09:45am, March 20, 2014

    Huguenot High School students are back in class after they were evacuated Thursday morning.
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  • NY firefighters battle recycling plant fire

    Posted on: 10:02 am, March 19, 2014, by

    The fire broke out around 7 p.m. Tuesday and by Wednesday morning, crews were still working to get it under control.
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  • 2 winning Mega Millions tickets sold

    Posted on: 6:27 am, March 19, 2014, by , updated on: 06:37am, March 19, 2014

    The two jackpot winners can split a cash payout of $224 million.
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  • VCU Rams Advance to A-10 Title Game

    Posted on: 7:24 pm, March 15, 2014, by and , updated on: 12:36pm, March 16, 2014

    VCU will play Saint Joseph’s for the title on Sunday at 1 p.m. on CBS.
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  • Death toll rises in Manhattan building explosion

    Posted on: 7:47 am, March 13, 2014, by , updated on: 07:53am, March 13, 2014

    At least six people were killed in the massive explosion and fire Wednesday that leveled two buildings in Manhattan.
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  • Driver in SXSW deadly street chaos identified as Rashad Charjuan Owens

    Posted on: 7:34 am, March 13, 2014, by , updated on: 06:06pm, March 13, 2014

    Two people died and at least 23 others were hospitalized when police say an intoxicated driver crashed into a crowd of festival goers.
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  • Mystery of missing Malaysian jet deepens

    Posted on: 7:13 am, March 13, 2014, by , updated on: 07:19am, March 13, 2014

    Officials have acknowledged the search for the jetliner, which disappeared early Saturday, is becoming harder and harder.
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  • Man drives to Henrico restaurant after being shot

    Posted on: 6:58 am, March 13, 2014, by , updated on: 12:05pm, March 13, 2014

    It was a scare for some people eating in one Henrico restaurant after police said a man with a gunshot wound walked inside looking for help.
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  • Crews battle massive San Francisco fire

    Posted on: 8:14 am, March 12, 2014, by

    Authorities said the entire structure will likely collapse due to a combination of water used on the blaze and damage.
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  • Vietnam scales back search efforts for missing Malaysian plane

    Posted on: 7:59 am, March 12, 2014, by , updated on: 08:01am, March 12, 2014

    The lack of a clear direction prompted Vietnam to say Wednesday that it's pulling back on its search efforts for now.
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  • Pair escapes Chesterfield house fire

    Posted on: 7:07 am, March 12, 2014, by , updated on: 01:44pm, March 12, 2014

    Fire investigators said the fire was caused by "combustible material" left too close to a wood stove.
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  • Neighbors alert family to Henrico house fire

    Posted on: 6:49 am, March 12, 2014, by , updated on: 07:08am, March 12, 2014

    Two adults and one child were able to make it out of the rear of their home uninjured, following a house fire.
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    Bridgewater Drive House Fire