After 32 Years in the Nation’s 23rd Largest Market, Popular Local News Anchor Is Retiring

Jan 19, 2011  •  Post A Comment

After 32 years in the nation’s 23rd largest market, a popular local TV news anchorwoman is retiring.

Patrice King Brown, 56, will retire on Jan. 28, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Brown joined KDKA in 1978 as a co-host of an afternoon lifestyle show called "Pittsburgh 2Day."

Later she became an Eyewitness News Team member, and was among the first African-American women in the U.S. to anchor both the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. slots, the story notes.

Brown and her long-time co-anchor Stacy Smith earned an Emmy award in 1994 for their coverage of the crash of USAirways Flight 427, the article notes.

The newscasts Brown anchors are No. 1 in the market, the article says.


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