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

  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?

  Miss. residents sound off on social media on state flag changes

  Confederate monument defaced with graffiti in McComb

  Only 2 percent of Black men make-up teacher workforce

  City of Vicksburg facing hiring freeze, furloughs as economy struggles to rebound from COVID-19

  Miss. actress appeals to First Lady Elee Reeves to change state flag

  Vicksburg Police Department makes change to body camera policy

  Leader of Saints non-profit reacts to Drew Brees controversial comments

  Religious leaders in the Metro speak out against racism

  Vicksburg Fire Chief under fire for controversial comments

  VIDEO: Shots fired in air after fight in Vicksburg, 3 arrested

  To open or not; Churches left to make tough decisions during pandemic

  Jackson Prep offering summer classes for students across the state

  Rapper overcomes odds to earn master’s from JSU; was declared dead 3 times

  Local EMT travels to New Jersey to aid in coronavirus fight

  Lexington police chief expresses frustration after ambush injures one of his officers

  Managing mental health during Covid-19 pandemic

  City of Vicksburg projected to lose $2.8 million as pandemic slams local economy

  Seniors prepare for virtual graduations during coronavirus pandemic

  CDC provides useful tips in ways you can avoid contact with the coronavirus

  Jefferson Davis Co. church destroyed in Easter Sunday tornadoes

  ’We were just happy to be alive’: Residents recount moment tornado struck in Jefferson Davis Co.

  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