Patrice Clark

Patrice Clark

Multimedia Journalist

Jackson, MS

Patrice Clark is a general assignment reporter. She joined WLBT in October 2015.

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.

Her first big story in Mississippi was one she will never forget, Hurricane Katrina. 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.

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

  Historic backwater flooding in Holly Bluff forces only grocery store to shut its doors

  Vicksburg employee health clinic helps city save money

  Backwater battle intensifies as Barry dumps rain in Holly Bluff Community

  Swimming lessons offered in Jackson to help reduce drowning risks

  Backwater flooding unearths casket and vault, causing them to float in Yazoo County

  'People love to see the dollar signs’: City of Vicksburg employees could see pay raises

  ‘Scare tactic’: Pelahatchie Mayor says mysterious rope found at City Hall is racially motivated

  Backwater slowly begins to recede in Holly Bluff community

  Loved ones remember Natchez school teacher who was shot to death and dumped in La.

Fondren residents fed up with water main breaks in their neighborhood

  ‘We don’t want anyone else hurt’: Suspect identified in drive-by shooting that killed 7-year-old in Brookhaven

  Investigation continues after bodies of missing couple pulled from floodwaters in Yazoo County

  Holly Bluff business struggles to stay afloat after historic flood dries up revenue

  Vicksburg invests in future generations, increases job skills through summer program

  Eagle Lake flooding in Warren Co. takes emotional and physical toll on displaced residents

  Vicksburg buys new state-of-the-art crime fighting tools to help police keep city safe

  Grieving Brookhaven mother pleading for help in finding her 22-year-old son’s killer

  Flood flight rages on in the Eagle Lake community

  First African-American MRA salutatorian scores millions in scholarships, chooses to attend Naval Academy

  “This was not an act of God”: Vicksburg fire officials search for arsonists after three fires are set in three days

  Vicksburg citizens join together to march against crime in the city

  Backwater flooding reaches critical stage in parts of Yazoo County

  Family and friends gather for Kingston Frazier’s May Day Celebration

  Police agencies across Mississippi work to recruit new officers

  'I think they need to go back to jail’: Mom outraged after father, stepmother accused of her child’s murder released on bond

  The city of Vicksburg looking to hire student workers for summer program

  Storm victims continue to recover after tornadoes hit Scott County

  Jackson’s mayor, police chief speak out about crime plaguing the city

  'I have never seen so much tragedy’: Jackson residents and community leaders react to city’s spike in crime

  Mississippi Food Network prepares to feed hundreds of hungry kids during summer months