Patti Ann Browne is a veteran TV/radio personality and voiceover artist.

During her 30 years in television news Patti Ann worked full-time for Fox News Channel, MSNBC, News 12 Long Island, WSJV-TV 28 South Bend and TV 55 NY.

On the radio side you may have heard her on WFUV-FM, WLIM-AM, WBAB-FM and Fox News Radio Network.

During her decades in the business, she has interviewed hundreds of politicians, celebrities and other newsmakers.


Bill Hemmer and Patti Ann Browne anchor America's Newsroom on Fox

FOX NEWS CHANNEL

Patti Ann Browne was with Fox News, the #1 cable news network, from 2000 to 2018. She hosted more than a thousand live shows during her years at Fox. Most frequently, she anchored America’s Newsroom, Happening Now and Fox ReportShe covered many breaking news stories live from the anchor desk.

Patti Ann co-anchored Fox’s 5am show for a year and a half.  She also delivered countless news updates during Fox’s popular prime-time lineup, and appeared as a guest on various Fox talk shows.

 

2012 The four co-hosts of 5am show Fox & Friends First - Heather Nauert, Patti Ann Browne, Heather Childers, Ainsley Earhardt

2012 The four co-hosts of 5am show Fox & Friends First – Heather Nauert, Patti Ann Browne, Heather Childers, Ainsley Earhardt

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.”

 

Patti Ann Browne, Glenn Beck

2009 Patti Ann Browne and Glenn Beck on Fox

For several years Patti Ann Browne was a frequent guest on Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld, Fox’s irreverent late-night talk show. This cult favorite featured a variety of comedians, actors, politicians and Fox anchors, who were encouraged to show their edgy side and put a comedic, outrageous spin on the day’s news.

Patti Ann made frequent appearances on Fox Business Network, a separate Fox channel devoted to financial news. She 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 Browne also anchored “network break-ins”, in which the cable channel cuts into broadcast programming for a special report, such as when Michael Jackson died.

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”. Patti Ann also anchored countless “Digital Originals” for the Fox News web site.

For several years, Patti Ann Browne also anchored radio updates on the Fox Radio Network, heard on hundreds of radio stations nationwide. And she’s known to viewers worldwide as one of the faces of Fox International, which provides extra content to Fox channels around the globe.

MSNBC/CNBC

Before Fox, Patti Ann Browne was a full-time anchor for MSNBC, the 24-hour cable news network, for 3 years.  She did weekday updates and hosted her own show, Morning Line, on weekends.  Every Sunday morning during her show Patti Ann interviewed NBC’s Tim Russert before “Meet the Press”.

 

Patti Ann Browne chatting with NBC's Tim Russert on MSNBC in the late 90's

Patti Ann Browne with NBC’s Tim Russert on MSNBC in the late 90’s

While part of the NBC News network, Patti Ann also filled in as news anchor on CNBC, NBC’s 24-hour cable business network.

Early Career/Education

EARLY CAREER

After graduating college, Patti Ann Browne 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.

After getting her Master’s degree, Patti Ann got her first job in TV news.  She was nightly anchor and News Director of WLIG-TV 55 (now WLNY TV 10/55) on Long Island. She reported, wrote, produced and delivered the channel’s evening newscast.

 

 

Patti Ann headed next to WSJV-TV 28, the ABC affiliate at the time in South Bend, Indiana. As Michigan Bureau Chief, Patti Ann anchored a Michigan segment each night during the evening newscast, following World News Tonight with Peter Jennings.

 

Patti Ann Browne on WSJV 28 South Bend

Patti Ann Browne 1990 on South Bend ABC affiliate WSJV TV 28

Patti Ann returned to New York to work for News 12 Long Island, Cablevision’s 24-hour news channel.  Starting as a reporter, 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 solo anchor at noon.  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.

Patti Ann Browne and Carol Silva anchor the News 12 morning show 1990s

Patti Ann Browne & Carol Silva on News 12

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.

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.

 

Patti Ann 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 radio production skills to undergraduates.

She was also a reporter for NYIT’s news program LI News Tonight, which aired nightly on Long Island cable.  She won an Associated Press Award for First Place Documentary Feature and a FOLIO Award for a special report she wrote, produced, and anchored for LINT.

Recognition

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.

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Personal Life

Patti Ann decided to retire from the news industry in 2018, to spend more time with her husband and son, and do more voice over work.

In her free time, she likes yoga, classic rock, jive dancing, beaches and enjoying family life in the suburbs.

She’s also learning to cook, late in life, and welcomes tips and recipes using whole foods.