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

  Nonprofit in Jackson helps empower and educate hundreds of students and their families

  See Something, Say Something: Vicksburg police offering public $5,000 to help solve cold cases

  ’We knew it was a recovery instead of a rescue’: Diver describes scene after 3 drown in Madison Co. pond

  Councilman requests ordinance to deal with disruptive behavior on Jatran buses

  Madison Central High School takes steps to tackle teen vaping

  City of Vicksburg cracks down on derelict properties

  Vicksburg sees big return on recreational and tourism investments

  Hundreds sign petition to save 150-year-old Lexington landmark before it’s demolished

Candidates for Hinds County Sheriff present their platforms to Millsaps students

  Natchez sees drop in crime thanks to crime cameras, community policing

  Law enforcement community mourns loss of Adams Co. Chief Deputy who died following wasp sting

  Holly Bluff residents pushing for Yazoo pumps to relieve backwater flooding

  Vicksburg leaders seeking developers to revitalize Kuhn Memorial Hospital property

  Homeland Security leader addresses targeted violence against faith-based communities

  Outdoor workers share how they stay cool in the Mississippi summer heat

Mason, Vance headed to runoff for Hinds County Sheriff

  New animal shelter could soon be in works for City of Vicksburg

  Mallory the duck gets a new prosthetic foot thanks to Rankin County robotics students

Three suspects in deadly Brookhaven home invasion granted bond in initial court hearing

  'We loved our relative’: Family of Emmett Till demands justice after Ole Miss students pose with bullet-ridden memorial

  Annual Opioid and Heroin Mississippi Drug Summit takes place at Broadmoor Baptist Church

  Final suspect in deadly Brookhaven house burglary now behind bars

  ‘Y’all took my heart from me’: Boyfriend of Brookhaven woman killed in house burglary recounts horrific night

  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