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

  Man reported missing by family in October found dead in Jackson creek

  ‘Unfortunately, being stupid and racist is not a crime’: Politicians, family react to white supremacists at Emmett Till memorial

  FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers set to close in Lowndes and Warren Counties

  Recovery begins after wild weekend weather sweeps across Central Mississippi

  Many attend unveiling of new Natchez monument commemorating The Parchman Ordeal

  Vicksburg’s mayor outlines proposed plan to tackle crime in the city

  Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center announces million-dollar expansion project in Vicksburg

  Yazoo City residents left shaken as two men are shot to death over the weekend

  Brookhaven mother outraged after 15-year-old son charged with attempted murder

  Health experts warn those who vape could possibly be more prone to getting flu

  Mental Health Week raises awareness, promotes importance of seeking help

  U.S. gymnastics champion Simone Biles’ record-setting weekend inspires younger generation

  New pregnancy support group to open office in Jackson

  FEMA teams canvassing neighborhoods to help Mississippi flood survivors

  FEMA disaster recovery centers now open in Mississippi

  Drought causes several counties in Mississippi to declare burn bans

  Two in custody, one wanted for shooting that left 36-year-old Vicksburg man dead

  Ridgeland billboards warn drivers on dangers of 'sextortion’

  Federal disaster assistance comes as relief to flood victims in Mississippi counties

  Axe throwing club uses grand opening to help injured Madison deputy

  Warren County church damaged by flood waters asking for assistance to rebuild

  Volunteers and relief supplies needed to help backwater flood victims

  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