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 one 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 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, Journalism

Recent Articles by Patrice

  Locals join fight against coronavirus by making masks for healthcare workers

  Jackson Prep teacher explains how she keeps class fun amidst a pandemic

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

  Adams Co. sheriff says he was in ‘disbelief’ at his COVID-19 diagnosis

Adams County Sheriff tests positive for coronavirus

  Elderly, homeless being served hot meals in Vicksburg as coronavirus fight rages on

  Local church members make masks and gowns for doctors fighting coronavirus pandemic

  Vicksburg funeral home impacted by coronavirus fears

  City of Vicksburg suspending water and gas disconnections in response to coronavirus

  Madison brothers sell lemonade to raise money for kids affected by school closures

  Some Miss. residents take advantage of cheaper cruises and flights amid coronavirus fears

  Teen turns himself in after allegedly shooting two men, one woman at bonfire in Warren Co.

  Biden holds rally at Tougaloo ahead of primary election in Jackson

  Fire chief surprised nobody hurt after hail 'the size of eggs’ batters Scott Co.

  City of Natchez first in the state to create coronavirus task force

  Mississippi city ranked worst place to live in America

  Warren Co. declares emergency as roads begin to crumble due to record rainfall

  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

  Submerged truck serves as a reminder to obey barricades in Copiah County

  Rising water shutting down roads, flooding acres of farmland in Simpson Co.

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

  Storms causing traveling woes across Central Mississippi

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

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

  Vicksburg restaurant owner worried hepatitis A scare will ruin business: ‘My restaurant is almost empty’

  'I am shaken’: Local Kobe Bryant fans express their grief after NBA legend’s tragic death

  Miss. high school students using innovative ways to grow vegetables

  ‘I remember hearing her scream’: Pearl woman recounts Walgreens robbery that left cashier injured

  ‘Y’all, we got to do better:’ Broken traffic lights in west Jackson causing headaches