Debora Patta Biography and Wikipedia
Debora Patta is a Zimbabwean-born South African television producer, broadcast journalist and investigative reporter currently working at CBS News. Besides, she reports The CBS Evening News. Patta joined the television channel in 2013. Formerly, she served as the host of 3rd Degree with Debora Patta prior to joining CBS.
Debora Patta Education
Patta joined and graduated from Rustenburg School for Girls based in Cape Town. She later joined the University of Cape Town and received a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences in 1984. While in the Institute, she briefly taught aerobics.
Debora Patta Age and Birthday
How old is Debora? Debora is 59 years old as of 2023. Patta was born on September 1, 1964, in Southern Rhodesia, present-day Zimbabwe. In addition, she commends her birthday on the 1st of September each year. Her birth sign is Virgo.
Debora Patta Nationality and Ethnicity
Patta holds American nationality and citizenship by birth. Debora was born in Southern Rhodesia, and raised in South Africa. Besides, she belongs to the black ancestry/ethnicity.
Debora Patta Height | Measurements
How tall is Debora? Debora stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches (Approx. 1.70 m). Patta has a moderate weight. Nonetheless, she has not divulged her other body measurements in the public domain.
Debora Patta Family | Parents | Siblings
Debora was born in Southern Rhodesia and raised in South Africa under the loving care of her parents. Her father was an Italian migrant and had emigrated as a railway employee. Besides, her father was from Rome, Italy but information about her mother’s origin is unavailable. Nevertheless, her mother was a devout Catholic and a nurse by profession. Her parents separated in 1976 when Debora moved to South Africa with her sister and mother.
Debora Patta Husband | Children | Married | Wedding
Is Debora married? Debora was first hitched to Mweli Mzizi, a filmmaker. The couple exchanged their wedding vows in 1995. However, their interracial marriage was not well welcomed. In 2000, the pair attempted to gain access to a whites-only picnic resort in the Free State together but were denied. However, they filmed the incident on hidden cameras which was later broadcasted on the 3rd Degree Podcast on racism. The two eventually separated in 2002 with Debora marrying Lance Levitas in June 2003. In addition, Debora is the proud mother of two daughters. Her first child Chiara Mzizi has served at a youth entertainment podcast as a presenter for YoTV.
Debora Patta Salary
Patta, as a television producer, broadcast journalist, and investigative reporter at CBS News receives an estimated annual salary ranging from $140,000- $180,000.
Debora Patta Net Worth
Patta is a Zimbabwean-born South African television producer, broadcast journalist, and investigative reporter at CBS News with an estimated net worth ranging from $3 million to $5 million.
Debora Patta CBS News
She is a CBS News foreign journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa. Besides, she joined the television channel in 2013 and has covered major international stories across the continent including the famine in South Sudan, the kidnapping of schoolgirls by Boko Haram, and the Ebola outbreak. She also anchors for all CBS News platforms and programs including the CBS News Streaming Network, CBS Mornings, CBS News premier 24/7, and CBS Evening News.
Since joining the network, she has reported across the Europe and Middle East including the fall of Aleppo, the bombing of a Syrian children’s hospital, and terror attacks in Spain, France, and Brussels. Besides, she has also reported conflicts from zones in Somalia, Cameroon, and Niger. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she anchored on how the virus spread across the African continent. She also investigated vaccine inequality.
Moreover, Debora was the first international journalist and reporter to visit the lab where the new variant of Omicron was identified. She started her career as a reporter for BBC Radio in South Africa. In addition, she is an award-winning reporter, having been named Vodacom Media Woman of the Year, she was one of MTN’s Outstanding Women in Media and South Africa’s Most Influential Woman in Media.