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Overview (2)

Born in Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Patti Ann Browne attended St. Francis Preparatory School in New York City, and went on to Fordham University where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Communications. It was at college that she began her career in news. She was a news anchor on the University's radio station, WFUV (90.7 FM) for 4 years, serving 2 years as News Director. She also co-hosted Coel na Gael, WFUV's very popular Irish music program, with Kathleen Biggins for 2 years. While in college, she also worked part-time at Newsweek Magazine.

Degree in hand, Patti Ann took a full-time job at WLIM Radio (1580 AM) on Long Island as morning news anchor. At WLIM, Patti Ann produced, wrote, and delivered the local and national news twice hourly on weekdays.

Patti Ann Browne subsequently returned to school, earning a Master's Degree in Communication Arts from the New York Institute of Technology on full scholarship via a teacher assistantship in which she taught news writing and production to undergrads. Simultaneously, Browne reported for NYIT's evening news show LI News Tonight. One of her reports won her a FOLIO award.

Having completed her Master's program, Browne took a job as Michigan Bureau Chief on WSJV-TV in South Bend, Indiana. There, she appeared nightly, reporting on Michigan affairs, following World News Tonight with Peter Jennings.

Patti Ann Browne then moved back to New York to report for Cablevision's 24-hour news channel, News 12 Long Island. There, Patti Ann covered such stories as the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center and the Long Island Railroad Massacre. Browne was promoted to co-anchor of News 12's three-hour morning show as well as the noon show. This included anchoring breaking news including the TWA Flight 800 crash. Browne also moderated Reporter Roundtable, a half hour panel show which aired weekly.

While full-time at News 12, Patti Ann also periodically filled in as morning news anchor on Long Island rock radio station WBAB-FM with Bob Buchmann.

Patti Ann Browne's next stop was MSNBC as a full-time anchor for 3 years. Patti Ann hosted Morning Line on weekends, interviewing Tim Russert live every Sunday before Meet the Press. Browne also filled in as anchor on CNBC from time to time.

In 2000, Patti Ann moved to Fox News Channel, where she has spent more than a decade as a full-time anchor. Patti Ann Browne is happily married and lives in the New York City area with her husband and son.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Patti Ann Browne

Spouse (1)

Mike (May 2004 - present) ( 1 child)

Trivia (14)

Mother of a boy named Connor, born prematurely in July, 2005, at 2 lbs. 6 oz.
Holds a B.A., in Communications, from Fordham University, where she was news anchor, news director and Irish music host on Fordham's radio station, WFUV-Fm.
Earned an M.A. summa cum laude, in Communication Arts, from the New York Institute of Technology in N.Y., where she was a reporter for the school's news program, "LI News Tonight".
Joined Fox News Channel from MSNBC.
Named a news anchor for Fox News Channel (FNC) in August, 2000.
Has an identical twin sister and a younger sister (by one year).
Husband proposed seven months after their first date.
Loves classic rock.
During college, sang in a rock band called Blacklist. Performances included Queens, N.Y. and basements.
Worked as an intern for Joan Lunden's syndicated weekly television show, Mother's Day (1983).
Grew up in Queens, New York.
Worked at Newsweek magazine throughout college.
Survived scarlet fever at age 14.
Many of her appearances on Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld included her introducing the episode with hard-core rap.

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