CBS News has named a new correspondent, with Deadline reporting today that the company named Nikki Battiste to the post. Battiste, who has been a correspondent for CBS Newspath, will be based in New York and will report for all CBS News broadcasts and platforms including “CBS This Morning,” “CBS Evening News,” “CBS Sunday Morning” and the streaming service CBSN.
The report notes that Battiste’s coverage of the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal helped uncover allegations against a Texas priest who was still in active ministry.
In its profile of Battiste on the CBS News website, the company adds: “Since joining CBS News, she has covered the gun debate in America and was the first to report on armed teachers in classrooms, which sparked a national conversation. She has reported and written several stories for the ‘CBS Evening News’ series ‘Eye on America,’ including a teachers strike in Sacramento and the debate over arming college students on campus. She also sat down with five sisters sexually abused by the same priest for an ‘Eye on America’ report. Her feature pieces have included a look at groundbreaking brain research that could help with suicide and mental illness treatment, revolutionary food contamination technology and the wild horse crisis in the American West.”
Here’s a look at some of Battiste’s work from 2018 …