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

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

  Calls to suicide and crisis hotlines increase during pandemic

  Rookie police officers face challenges due to racial and political tension

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

  Vicksburg’s tourism industry looking to bounce back after COVID shutdowns

  Long-term impact of COVID-19

  Drive-thru voter registration kicks off in Jackson

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

  People turning to pawn shops for quick cash as pandemic continues

  Hinds County exploring ways to avoid poll worker shortage as election looms

  Health officials weigh in on college COVID-19 risks

  Jackson Prep shares in-person learning protocols

  Clinton PD warns parents of marijuana edibles designed to look like regular candy

  Miss. counselor shares ways to help kids cope with returning to school during a pandemic

  ‘Let Mississippi Vote’ rally held at State Capitol to push for flag referendum

  ‘She goes with her gut': Mississippians react to Kamala Harris being chosen as Biden’s running mate

  Time is ticking on voter registration for 2020 general election

  Pediatrician weighs in on Governor’s executive order to delay the start of school for some grades

  Teens rewarded after returning lost wallet full of cash to Vicksburg lawyer

  Adams Co. Sheriff’s Office closed to visitors as 5 employees, 2 inmates test positive for coronavirus

  Vicksburg creates task force to combat spike in violence

  ‘He never ever gave up on this country;’ Rep. Bennie Thompson reflects on the legacy of John Lewis

  Band director creates ‘performance mask’ for students

  Wounded Jackson firefighter released from hospital after being shot multiple times

  Man charged with threatening Warren Co. Supervisor in racist post

  Pearl River Ave to be renamed ‘Black Lives Matter’ in McComb

  ‘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?