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.


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

Recent Articles by Patrice

  Teacher pay raise is ‘step in the right direction,’ educators say

  Lawmakers allocate $250,000 to fund study on possibility of new JSU stadium

  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

  Federal agents headed to Vicksburg after alarming spike in gun violence

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

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

  Local leaders disagree on best way to handle flood of immigrants at U.S.-Mexico border

  Visitors now allowed at some Mississippi nursing homes

  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

  City of Vicksburg hires firm for water system upgrade recommendations

  Grieving mother wants Jackson police to find her son’s killer

  Mississippians venture out in icy conditions

  Volunteers needed to help with new COVID-19 vaccination site in Vicksburg

  Celebrating Black History: Highlighting Black entrepreneurship in Mississippi

  Local teen set to attend Harvard, hopes to one day earn his Ph.D.

  ‘I am going to miss the laughs:’ Children of pastor who died of COVID-19 remember their father

  Miss. women of AKA sorority watch on as history is made as Kamala Harris sworn-in as Vice President

  COVID-19 continues to impact funeral industry

  Questions about your stimulus check? We have answers

  Mississippi native gets ready for historic position at Harvard

  Reward increasing for unsolved murders in Vicksburg

  Coping with sadness and stress during the holidays

  Edwards mayor encourages residents to get COVID vaccine

  Mississippi Strong: Educator surprises young people with Christmas blessing

  Miss. pediatrician says older teens should take vaccine when available

  Toys for Tots short on gifts, needs donations for thousands of kids in Miss.

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