Patrice Clark

Patrice Clark

Weekend Anchor

Jackson, MS

Patrice Clark is a general assignment reporter and weekend anchor. She joined WLBT in October 2016.

Patrice is a proud native of New Orleans, Louisiana, so she knows about good food and good times. As a child, she dreamed of being on television like her role model Oprah Winfrey.

Patrice started out speaking at her church, Greater St. Stephen and different city events. Eager to get involved in the media as a child, Patrice worked at a radio station in New Orleans, AM 940, as a co-host of a local teen talk show.

Patrice graduated from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. During college, she worked as a Reporter/Anchor for her college television station and KTIB local radio station. She also interned at FOX 8 News in New Orleans.

After earning a degree in Journalism, Patrice moved back to her hometown and worked at WWL Television as an assistant assignment editor. She also helped produce the youth program "Our Generation."

Patrice then moved to South Mississippi to work as a tape-editor at WLOX, but she was determined to be in front the camera. In her off time, she worked on her writing and storytelling. After a lot of hard work, her dream came true and she was offered the Jackson County bureau chief position. She was also a weekend live reporter and fill-in anchor at WLOX. In 2016, She made a move to Jackson, Mississippi, to continue telling people stories.

She has interviewed business leaders, former presidents, governors, and Hollywood celebrities. But what touches Patrice's heart the most is helping and informing people in the community, a goal she fights to accomplish with each story.

While at WLBT, Patrice has won first place for Best Public Affairs reporting from the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors. She also won first place for best Short Light Feature.

Patrice also reached an educational milestone in 2019. She graduated with a Master of Science degree in Mass Communication at Jackson State University. On top of that, she was the Salutatorian of her program.

When Patrice is not chasing a breaking news, she loves traveling, reading good books, and spending time with her family, friends, and sorority sisters. Yes, she is proud member of Delta Sigma Theta. But shopping is Patrice's true love. She and her mom can spend all day going from store to store.

Patrice is also very spiritual; she credits the Lord for all her blessings, including her journalism career.

Education:

  • Nicholls State University, Bachelor's in Journalism
  • Jackson State University, Master's in Mass Communication

Recent Articles by Patrice

  ‘I never thought I’d see the day that this would happen;’ Miss. actress celebrates state flag change

  State flag flying off shelves before it’s retired

  ‘We are a part of history;’ Young Miss. voters react to historic vote to remove state flag

  Miss. House, Senate vote to clear path for changing state flag: What’s next?

  Confederate monument defaced with graffiti in McComb

  Miss. actress appeals to First Lady Elee Reeves to change state flag

Vicksburg Fire Chief under fire for controversial comments

  Jackson Prep offering summer classes for students across the state

CDC provides useful tips in ways you can avoid contact with the coronavirus

  ‘Laughter is good for the soul’ says comedienne behind Quaratine Shuffle

  Sheriff: After allegedly killing his parents, Natchez man introduced himself to woman as ‘Jesus Christ'

  ‘I hope to God it goes down’: Flooding still a problem in Holmes Co. as water overtakes homes

  Pearl River Flood of 2020: Neighbors brace for historic flooding in Richland

State Fire Marshal: Clinton house fire deemed accidental, started in attic

  Vicksburg wants to be the first city in Mississippi with electric scooters

  Vicksburg’s Mayor Flaggs appointed to lead search for new MDOC Commissioner

  Jackson native turned Harlem Globetrotter teaches basketball skills to local deaf students

  Rep. Thompson requests investigation into MDOC: ‘There are some serious flaws in the correctional system’

  Prayer vigil held for Madison Alderman and former WLBT reporter in coma

  MHP’s new recruits begin intense 22-week training to become state troopers

  Mississippi’s Secretary of State says to beware of charity scams this holiday season

  Vicksburg woman chosen to help decorate the White House for Christmas

  ‘Unfortunately, being stupid and racist is not a crime’: Politicians, family react to white supremacists at Emmett Till memorial

  Many attend unveiling of new Natchez monument commemorating The Parchman Ordeal

  Brookhaven mother outraged after 15-year-old son charged with attempted murder

  Health experts warn those who vape could possibly be more prone to getting flu

  Mental Health Week raises awareness, promotes importance of seeking help

FEMA disaster recovery centers now open in Mississippi

  Hundreds sign petition to save 150-year-old Lexington landmark before it’s demolished

  Homeland Security leader addresses targeted violence against faith-based communities