Nikki Battiste Biography
Nikki Battiste is an American journalist who works as a correspondent for CBS News in New York. She is an Emmy and Peabody-award-winning journalist, and her reporting appears across all CBS News broadcasts and platforms, including “CBS Mornings,” the “CBS Evening News,” “48 Hours,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” and the CBS News Streaming Network, CBS News’ premier 24/7 anchored streaming news service.
Nikki Battiste Age and Birthday
Nikki was born in Newport, Pennsylvania, United States. However, she has not revealed any information about her age or birth date. Therefore, we shall update this article once the information concerning her actual age and birthday are discovered.
Nikki Battiste Height and Weight
Battiste stands at an average height of 5 feet and 5 inches. However, her body measurements have not yet been made public. We will update this section when the information becomes available.
Nikki Battiste Family, Parents, and Siblings
Nikki was born and raised by her parents in Newport, Pennsylvania, United States. She has kept a low profile when it comes to her personal life. She has not revealed any details about her parents or siblings. This information will be updated soon when the information is out to the public.
Nikki Battiste Husband
Battiste is married to her loving husband Dean Simpson, a soccer coach. The pair met back in New York. The couple took their vows on September 5, 2016, in Oheka Castle located in Huntington, New York. Together they are proud parents of a son called Beau Battiste Simpson who was born in 2020.
Nikki Battiste Education
Battiste graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. At Pennsylvania, she was co-captain of their Division I Field Hockey team.
Nikki Battiste Career
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 News Evening News” series “Eye on America,” including a teacher’s 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.
Battiste has also covered breaking news for the Network, including the coronavirus pandemic; the Indianapolis FedEx shooting; Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas; Hurricane Michael in Florida; the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting; the case of Colorado missing mother, Kelsey Berreth; the El Paso Walmart shooting; and the New Zealand mosque shooting. Battiste’s groundbreaking investigations into the 2018 Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal received critical acclaim. In a television first, her original reporting led to two clergy abuse survivors sitting down face-to-face with the priest they say abused them as children. During a separate investigation with the CBS News investigative unit, Battiste and her team uncovered allegations of sexual abuse against a priest still in active ministry in the Galveston-Houston archdiocese, over which the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops president Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, presides.
Prior to that, she began her career at CBS News as a freelance correspondent in May 2017 for CBS Newspath, the Network’s 24-hour television newsgathering service for CBS stations and broadcasters around the world. She reported on the search for four missing men in Pennsylvania, the Parkland school shooting, and the Austin bomber. Previously, she was an award-winning ABC News producer and reporter based in New York. She traveled the globe to cover breaking news and feature stories for all ABC News broadcast platforms, including “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight,” “Nightline,” “20/20” and ABCNews.com.
She was the first journalist in the world to sit down for an interview with Amanda Knox, after covering the Italian murder case for six years. Battiste booked and produced Diane Sawyer’s ABC News exclusive interview with Knox in an hour-long special “Murder Mystery: Amanda Knox Speaks.” She co-produced other Diane Sawyer specials, including America’s shrinking middle class, and interviews with the youngest woman on death row and Newtown’s heroic teacher, Kaitlin Roig, just a few hours after Roig saved her first-grade students’ lives by hiding them in a bathroom.
At ABC News, Battiste reported extensively on the Amanda Knox case from Perugia, Italy, and the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 from Perth, Australia. She covered the Newtown and Virginia Tech school shootings, the Mother Emanuel Church shooting in Charleston, the San Bernardino attack, the Orlando nightclub massacre, and the Brussels bombings. She also reported on the 2016 Presidential Election, Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S., the Ebola crisis, and Hurricane Sandy.S he investigated radicalization in America, the rising costs of cancer drugs, medical tourism, and bullying in schools.
Nikki Battiste’s Net worth and Salary
Battiste earns an average salary of $ 120,000. She also has an estimated net worth of $ 1 million which she has accumulated from her career as a correspondent for CBS News.
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