Bobbie Battista Biography
This is what you need to know about the late Bobbie Battista, born Barbara Ann “Bobbie”. She was a well-known journalist and a prominent newscaster on CNN.
During her 20-year career with the cable news company, she anchored numerous programs on CNN, CNN Headline News, and CNN International.
Bobbie Battista Death
Battista died on March 3, 2020, at the age of 67 from cervical cancer.
Bobbie Battista Age
Barbara Ann Battista was born on July 23, 195 in New Jersey, U.S. and died on March 3, 2020, at the age of 67.
Bobbie Battista Husband
Battista was married to John Brimelow from 1995 until her death in March 3, 2020. She had a step-daughter.
Bobbie Battista Net Worth
Battista had an approximated net worth of $100K – $1 million U.S dollars.
Bobbie Battista Education
Battista studied at Northwestern University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in radio, television, and film production.
Bobbie Battista Career
Battista started her career at a radio station in Raleigh, North Carolina but later moved on to be an anchor, reporter, and producer with WRAL-TV. In 1981, she was employed at WRAL before joining CNN. On November 17, 2006, Battista returned to WRAL to co-anchor a special “reunion” newscast celebrating the station’s 50th anniversary.
While working with CNN, Battista started as an anchor on the CNN Headline News station and was moved to the main network in 1988. She served as host of numerous daily and regularly scheduled shows as well as handling anchor and reporting duties.
She anchored shows: CNN WorldDay, CNN NewsDay, CNN NewsHour, CNN Daybreak (during Gulf War), CNN PrimeNews and CNN WorldNews. During that time, Battista also reported on historic events including the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, the Gulf War, and the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Since 1992, Battista also hosted a regular program CNNI World News (1600 CET) on the CNN International network, when CNN/US show CNN WorldDay was canceled due to expanding of CNN Morning News. Her unique style was often parodied on Saturday Night Live. Battista was also very popular in Eastern Europe, especially in Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Germany, while she anchored HLN.
In 1998, she was named as the host of the first multi-platform interactive talk show, TalkBack Live, which ran for an hour on weekday afternoons. Battista left CNN after the merger of CNN’s parent company, Time Warner, with America Online in 2001.
Battista joined her husband John Brimelow’s firm, Atamira Communications, and has provided strategic counsel to a wide range of Fortune 500 companies. Battista remained active in television and was a member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).