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Pat Harvey

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Pat Harvey was named co-anchor of CBS2’s 5 and 11 pm broadcasts in April of 2010.

She joined CBS2 following 20 years with sister station KCAL 9 as one of the original anchors of the nation’s first nightly three-hour newscast. In recognition of her 20th anniversary with KCAL and contributions to the people of Southern California, the Los Angeles City Council and L.A. County Board of Supervisors declared October 30, 2009 “Pat Harvey Day” by proclamation.

In February 2012, Harvey was inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame at the Newseum in Washington D.C.

In addition to her anchoring duties, Harvey has appeared nationally as a guest-co-host on the CBS Television Network daytime show, “The Talk”.

The veteran newswoman has covered some of the biggest local news stories, political conventions, presidential inaugurations and traveled internationally. Pat has reported on the civil war in El Salvador, the AIDS epidemic in Eastern Africa and Russia and the first all-race elections in South Africa. She followed the works of a homeless painter in Los Angeles to the galleries of Paris and covered the installation of Pope Benedict XVI in Rome. In earlier years, Pat worked as a guest co-anchor in Brisbane, Australia.

Harvey began her career in Saginaw, Michigan at WNEM-TV as a general assignment reporter and later producer and anchor of the station’s 6 and 11pm newscasts. In 1981, Harvey helped launch CNN Headline New and a year later was named co-anchor of CNN’s Daybreak program.

Before joining the Disney owned KCAL, Pat was an anchor and reporter for Chicago’s superstation WGN-TV. There, her series of investigative reports on faulty pap smears lead to new health legislation in Illinois and shut down a lab responsible for many of those defective smears in Tarzana, California.

For her broadcast work Pat has won 21 Emmy Awards (including 3 for best newscast). The most recent presented for a half-hour perspective on the 20th anniversary of the LA riots.

Pat is the recipient of two lifetime achievement awards, which include the L.A. Press Club’s Joseph M. Quinn award in 2004 and the Golden Mike for Lifetime Achievement award from the Radio & Television News Association in 2010. In 2008, Pat received the Genii Award for excellence in TV broadcasting from Southern California’s chapter of American Women in Radio and Television. Other awards include a national Emmy, Golden Mikes, Society of Professional Journalists, LA Press Club, Hollywood Women’s Press Club award for Ethics, Chicago, Los Angeles and National Association of Black Journalists Associated Press “best news anchor” award and the Edward R. Murrow award presented to KCAL news for overall excellence.

Pat has dedicated her career to community service…advocating for children, education, those in the Special Needs community and victims of domestic violence. She is the recipient of two Honorary PH.d’s from American Intercontinental University and Mt. St. Mary’s College. Other awards include the Silver Star Award from the YMCA, and the NAACP’s Ida B. Wells Award. She was also one of several local personalities to carry the Olympic torch through Los Angeles in 2002.

Harvey is a co-founder and co-chair of the Good News Foundation. The non-profit built by five TV newswomen awards grants and scholarships to area community based organizations, “good news makers” and aspiring journalists. During her tenure, the group received honors from the American Women in Radio & Television, Downtown Women’s Center, Central City Business Association of LA and the LAPD Hollenbeck PAL Humanitarian Award.

She is married and has a daughter, Michelle.

Beardless and shaven-headed, Charles Manson, is pictured here on March 29, 1971 in Los Angeles.  (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Trial Prosecutor Reveals Charles Manson’s Haunting Words

A key person who put away Charles Manson for life is recounting the haunting words that the cult leader told him 45 years ago.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/08/2014

Kirk and Ann Douglas sat down with CBS2's Pat Harvey to share secrets of a Hollywood love story. (credit: CBS)

Hollywood Legend Kirk Douglas, His Wife Delve Into Their 60-Year Love Affair

Legendary actor Kirk Douglas, 97, has been married to his wife, Anne, for 60 years and in an interview with CBS2’s Pat Harvey he shares the enchanting stories and secrets to keeping the romance burning.

07/25/2014

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Woman Shares Her Battle With Fatal Form Of Scleroderma

Kristine Cruz-Munda often receives compliments on her glowing skin. But what people don’t know is that the one thing that makes her so pretty is also killing her.

06/19/2014

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Member Of OJ’s Dream Team Tells Pat Harvey Whether He Thinks Juice’s Story Was Pulp Fiction

Nearly 20 years after the murders, Harvey asks Carl Douglas if he believes OJ was innocent.

05/15/2014

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Homeless Artist Inspires ‘Mondays With William’ Documentary

Four years have passed since art designer Marcelle Danan first shared her story of her special friendship with William Laga, a homeless artist.

11/23/2013

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Christopher Lawford, JFK’s Nephew, Offers A Personal View Of Famous Family

Fifty years after the death of John F. Kennedy, his nephew is offering a rare look inside his prominent family.

11/15/2013

Julianna Margulies sat down with CBS2's Pat Harvey to discuss "The Good Wife." (credit: CBS)

Emmy Award-Winner Julianna Margulies Dishes On Playing ‘The Good Wife’

Five years since the start of “The Good Wife”, Julianna Margulies remains the unstoppable Alicia Florrick.

11/03/2013

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Cookie Johnson Works Hard To Raise Awareness Of HIV/AIDS In Women

Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s wife, Cookie, was more than excited by the recent news of a baby born with HIV apparently being cured in Mississippi.

03/08/2013

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CBS2 Exclusive: LAPD Chief Announces He’s Reopening Case That Resulted In Dorner’s Termination

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck has just announced he’s reopening the disciplinary case that resulted in triple murder suspect and former cop Christopher Dorner’s termination.

02/09/2013

A special day care helps parents with terminal illnesses care for their children. (credit: CBS)

Special Day Care Helps Parents Struggling With Life-Threatening Illnesses

CBS2’s Pat Harvey takes a look at Village Tree Preschool, a non-profit organization in Culver City that’s caring for children whose parent or sibling is living with a chronic illness.

01/17/2013

Whitney Houston performs on stage at the 2004 World Music Awards at the Thomas & Mack Centre on September 15, 2004 in Las Vegas. (credit: Jo Hale/Getty Images)

Kevin Costner Opens Up To Pat Harvey About The Late Whitney Houston

You probably saw the all-star tribute to Whitney Houston on CBS Friday evening.

11/16/2012

Many moms are using medical marijuana to alleviate pain. (credit: CBS)

When These Moms Use Pot, It’s Not Always In The Kitchen

Some moms go the more traditional route when it comes to alleviating their pain.But others are using something decidedly different.

09/26/2012

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89-Year-Old Alum Donates $30M To USC For Education Building

The University of Southern California broke ground on a new education building Wednesday, a move made possibly by a generous donation from a distinguished alumna. Dr. Verna Dauterive spoke with CBS2’s Pat Harvey about her strong sense of school pride and how it began on the campus in the 1940s.

09/05/2012

Celebrated artist Phoebe Beasley. (credit: PhoebeBeasley.com)

Local Artist Has Her Work Celebrated By The White House

Her works are collected by a Who’s Who in America: Oprah, Grant Hill, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Maya Angelou. The White House.

07/27/2012

Thom Bierdz' real life rivals anything you've seen on a soap. He tells all in an inspirational, moving interview with Pat Harvey. (credit: CBS)

Soap Star Thom Bierdz Opens Up About Unspeakable Family Tragedy

In 1986, Thom Bierdz — the actor who plays Phillip Chancellor on “The Young and the Restless — was on top of the world.

05/16/2012

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