Bobbie Battista Biography
Bobbie Battista born Bobbie Ann Battista was an American journalist and a newscaster on CNN who had a 20-year career with CNN. She died on March 3, 2020 at the age of 67, after a four year battle with cervical cancer.
Bobbie Battista Education
Bobbie studied at Northwestern University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in radio, television and film production.
Bobbie Battista Husband – John Brimelow Bobbie Battista
Bobbie married her husband John Brimelow in 1995. The couple lived in Savannah, Georgia, where they ran a communications company, Atamira Communications. Where she served as the Executive Vice President until 2010.
She was previously married to James M. Battista but the marriage ended in divorce in 1975.
Bobbie Battista Children
Bobbie had no biological children but she had one step daughter through her marriage to Brimelow.
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Bobbie Battista Wral
Battista began her television career in 1976 at WRAL-TV where she was anchor and producer of Action News 5 for WRAL-TV, in Raleigh, North Carolina. She produced and anchored the station’s morning news report and produced a variety of special programming in sports, public affairs and children’s TV before becoming an evening news anchor in 1977.
In 1981, she was the writer and assistant producer for “Fed up with Fear”, a five-station documentary that won a George Foster Peabody Award. Prior to joining WRAL-TV she worked at a radio station in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Bobbie Battista CNN News
Battista was one of the original CNN Headline News anchors when the network launched in 1981.
In 1988 she moved to the main network where she served as host of numerous daily and regularly scheduled shows as well as handling anchor and reporting duties. She anchored CNN WorldDay, CNN NewsDay, CNN NewsHour, CNN Daybreak (during the Gulf War), CNN PrimeNews, and CNN WorldNews. During that time, she also reported on historic events including the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, the Gulf War, and the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Since 1992 she hosted a regular program CNNI World News (1600 CET) on the CNN International network. She also anchored “TalkBack Live,” which aired before a studio audience in the CNN Center in Atlanta, featuring newsmakers and public participation.
Battista left CNN in 2001 after the merger of CNN’s parent company, Time Warner, with America Online.
Bobbie Battista Net worth
Bobbie had an estimated net worth of $ 6 million.
Bobbie Battista Cervical Cancer
Bobbie battled a four year battle with cervical cancer.
Bobbie Battista Death
Bobbie died on March 3, 2020. Her husband John Brimelow released a statement to CNN which read; “Bobbie was the consummate trooper in her struggle with cancer, she was courageous and fearless in her battle and thoughtful for all the others in her life even as she fought through the pain. My dear partner of 25 years of marriage has cut her earthly bonds and is now in peace.”
Bobbie Battista Tributes
This breaks my heart. I loved her. Working with her a treat – and always fun. I will treasure the friendship and the laughter. Bobbie Battista, former CNN anchor, dead at 67 – CNN https://t.co/Sy5ijBKFKQ
— Miles O’Brien (@milesobrien) March 3, 2020