Patti Ann Browne is a TV news anchor with Fox News Channel, Fox’s 24-hour news network, seen around the world on cable and satellite.
Patti Ann has also anchored for MSNBC and several local channels. During her decades in the business, she has interviewed hundreds of politicians, celebrities and other newsmakers.
Patti Ann has been with Fox News, the #1 cable news network, since 2000. Currently, she substitute hosts shows such as “America’s Newsroom” and “Fox Report”, while anchoring weekly Digital Originals on FoxNews.com. She has hosted more than a thousand live shows during her 16 years at Fox. She co-anchored Fox’s 5am show for a year and a half, she’s delivered countless news updates during Fox’s popular primetime lineup, and has appeared as a guest on various Fox talk shows. She has covered many breaking news stories live from the anchor desk.
Patti Ann has made frequent appearances on Fox Business Network, a separate Fox channel devoted to financial news. She has also filed many reports for Fox NewsEdge, which provides news pieces to Fox broadcast TV stations nationwide (such as Fox 5 NY) for use on their local news programs. Patti Ann also anchors “network break-ins”, in which the cable channel cuts into broadcast programming for a special report, such as when Michael Jackson died.
For several years, Patti Ann also anchored radio updates on the Fox Radio Network, heard on hundreds of radio stations nationwide. She’s also known to viewers worldwide as one of the faces of Fox International, which provides extra content to Fox channels around the globe. In addition to her on-air duties, for years Patti Ann regularly produced and anchored hour-long live political talk shows on FoxNews.com, called “Strategy Room” then “Fox News.Com Live.”
During Glenn Beck’s time at Fox, Patti Ann was his news anchor, appearing daily on his 5pm show, seen by up to 3 million viewers a day. Glenn typically kept her on camera long after her updates ended, putting her in the role of “straight-man sidekick.”
For several years Patti Ann was a frequent guest on Red Eye, Fox’s irreverent late-night talk show. This cult favorite features a variety of comedians, actors, politicians and Fox anchors, who are encouraged to show their edgy side and put a comedic, outrageous spin on the day’s news.
Early Career/ Education
Patti Ann’s news career began in radio during college. While earning her undergraduate degree in Communications at Fordham University, Patti Ann was heavily involved in WFUV (90.7 FM), Fordham’s far-reaching radio station. Many New Yorkers still remember her as co-host of Ceol Na Gael, a popular Irish music program. She was also a news anchor for WFUV for 4 years, and News Director for two. During all four years at Fordham, Patti Ann worked part-time at Newsweek Magazine in New York City.
After graduating, Patti Ann joined WLIM Radio (1580 AM) on Long Island as morning-drive news anchor/producer, writing and delivering newscasts every half hour during the weekday morning commute.
Browne holds a Master’s Degree in Communication Arts from the New York Institute of Technology, where she earned top grades. She attended on a full scholarship (teacher assistantship), which involved teaching news-writing and production skills to undergraduates. She was also a reporter for NYIT’s nightly news program LI News Tonight. She won a FOLIO Award for a special report she wrote, produced, and anchored for LINT.
After graduating from NYIT, Patti Ann was named nightly anchor and News Director of WLIG-TV 55 on Long Island.
Looking to gain network affiliate experience, she headed next to WSJV-TV 28 in South Bend, Indiana. As Michigan Bureau Chief, Patti Ann anchored a Michigan segment every evening on the ABC affiliate’s newscast, following World News Tonight with Peter Jennings.
Patti Ann returned to New York as a reporter for News 12 Long Island, Cablevision’s 24-hour news channel. She covered major stories such as the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and received praise for her live coverage from the scene of the Long Island Railroad massacre. Patti Ann rose up the ranks to co-anchor of News 12’s 3-hour morning show and noon show. She covered many breaking news stories live from the anchor desk, such as the crash of TWA Flight 800. She also moderated the weekly half-hour talk show Reporter Roundtable.
While working full-time at News 12, Patti Ann also occasionally filled in as morning-drive news anchor on WBAB-FM (102.3), bantering with DJ Bob Buchman on this popular Long Island rock radio station.
Patti Ann then joined MSNBC, the 24-hour cable news network, where she anchored full-time for 3 years. As host of weekend show Morning Line, Patti Ann interviewed Tim Russert live every Sunday before “Meet the Press.”
While part of the NBC News network, Browne also filled in as news anchor on CNBC, NBC’s 24-hour cable business network.
Patti Ann is in the Brooklyn Diocese Hall of Fame, the Saint Francis Prep High School Hall of Fame, and was named one of the “Irish American Media Top 30” by national newspaper “The Irish Voice”. In 2011 she received an Environmental Achievement Award from the Long Island Pine Barrens Society. Patti Ann has made many public appearances over the years for charitable events.
Patti Ann has now scaled back her hours at Fox to spend more time with her husband and son. She likes jogging, yoga, classic rock, jive dancing and enjoying family life in the suburbs.
She’s also learning to cook, late in life, and welcomes tips and recipes using whole foods.
Where to Find Patti Ann
Patti Ann is on Fox News Channel, the global news network, separate from Fox Broadcast network. Check your cable/satellite listings.
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