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

  Voters, lawmakers wonder what’s next after Miss. Supreme Court squashes Initiative 65

  Bridging the great health divide: Stroke care in Mississippi

  Mississippi launches its first cyber-fraud task force

  Mississippians push for early voting for everyone in the state

  Mississippi parents share different opinions on whether children should get vaccinated

Women’s History Month: Woman helps formerly incarcerated people and their families

  Many in Mississippi still dealing with long-term COVID side effects

  Drew Brees fans in Miss. explain what the superstar quarterback has meant to them

  Mississippi county has 3x the national average of babies born with a low birth weight

  COVID-19 continues to impact funeral industry

  Mississippi native gets ready for historic position at Harvard

  Coping with sadness and stress during the holidays

Mississippi Strong: Educator surprises young people with Christmas blessing

  Miss. pediatrician says older teens should take vaccine when available

  Miss. Secretary of State warns of charity scams around the holidays

  Riverboat cruises set to make a return to Vicksburg

  First responders protect and serve on Thanksgiving

  Preparing children for Thanksgiving during a pandemic

  ‘It still feels unreal;’ Mississippi’s Asya Branch speaks on Miss USA win

  Surge of young voters is expected on Election Day

  Experts weigh in on importance of the final presidential debate

  Pediatrician: COVID-19 could have lasting impacts on children

  Family of COVID-19 survivors warns others of long-term effects of virus

  Hiring of NFL great Deion Sanders prompts talk of new stadium for JSU

$25,000 in pills, guns seized in massive drug bust in Vicksburg

  Calls to suicide and crisis hotlines increase during pandemic

  With flu season near doctors warn of ‘twin-demic’

  Long-term impact of COVID-19

  Crystal Springs teacher inspires and educates with viral back to school rap

  People turning to pawn shops for quick cash as pandemic continues