Pat Harvey | Biography

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  • Full Name Pat Harvey
  • Occupation News anchor, Reporter, Writer, Editor, Producer
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Detroit, MI, USA
  • Birth Date Nov 13, 1955
  • Age 68 Years, 7 Months
American News Anchor for CBS2's 5, 6, and 11 pm Broadcasts

Pat Harvey | Biography

Working at CBS2/KCAL9 for over three decades

Harvey is the longest-serving prime-time anchor at one Los Angeles television station. The city of Los Angeles designated Pat Harvey Day and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on 30 October 2009 to commemorate her 20th anniversary.

Pat Harvey is an award-winning broadcast journalist who currently works as a news anchor for CBS2's 5, 6, and 11 pm broadcasts.

Who is Pat Harvey?

Pat Harvey is an American news anchor, reporter, writer-editor, and producer. She started her journalism career as a news anchor and reporter at WNEM TV5- MY5 Meredith Corp for over two years, from September 1979 to September 1981. 

Simultaneously, she began her job at CNN in Atlanta, Georgia, in January 1981. Harvey worked there for nearly five years before leaving the media house in September 1985. The same year, she joined WGN-TV and worked there until 1989. 

After that, Harvey has been working at CBS2/KCAL9 for over 32 years, since November 1989. She joined CBS2 after 2two decades as one of the first anchors of the nation's first nightly three-hour broadcast with sister station KCAL9.

She has covered major local news stories, political conventions, and presidential inaugurations. Harvey has also examined the AIDS epidemic in Eastern Africa and Russia, South Africa's first all-race elections, and the civil war in El Salvador.

In addition, Harvey field anchored coverage from Las Vegas in the mass's aftermath, shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival. Some other memorable event for Harvey was the opportunity to expose LA race relations in the breakdown of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, which resulted in a fatality and numerous injuries.

She is the longest-serving prime-time anchor at one Los Angeles television station. The city of Los Angeles designated Pat Harvey Day and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on 30 October 2009 to commemorate her 20th anniversary.

Age, Early Bio, and Education

Pat Harvey was born in Detroit, MI, the United States, on 13 November 1955. As of 2021, her age is 66 years old.

Harvey attended the University of Detroit Mercy. She then received her doctorate from American Intercontinental University in humanities and an honorary doctorate from Mount Saint Mary's University in humanities/humanistic studies.


Harvey posted a photo with her siblings on National Siblings Day on 10 April 2016 with the caption, "With my sister, brother, and our late brother, just months before he died. Think of him everyday."

Moreover, she paid tribute to her late mother on her birthday through Instagram in April 2020. The day marked her mother's 100th birth anniversary. "On this day 100 years ago, this beautiful woman was born. Mom passed 22years ago. She lived through many things, but nothing like this coronavirus pandemic we're going through," Harvey captioned it.


Pat Harvey is married to her husband, Ken Lombard, an investor. Lombard is the president and CEO of BRIDGE Housing Corporation in Los Angeles, California. 

The pair has a daughter named Michelle Byrd. Her daughter is seen with Harvey on several occasions. For instance, they attended the 67th Los Angeles Area' Emmy Awards' on 25 July 2015 at the Skirball Cultural Center.

Pat Harvey with her Daughter in 2021
Pat Harvey with her Daughter in 2021 (Photo: Instagram)

Awards & Recognition

She has earned 25 local 'Emmy Awards' and a national 'Emmy Award.' Similarly, in 2008, Harvey was awarded the 'Genii Award' for excellence in television broadcasting by the Southern California chapter of American Women in Radio and Television. 

She has also received two-lifetime achievement awards: the 'Joseph M. Quinn' award from the LA Press Club in 2004 and the Radio & Television News Association's 'Golden Mike for Lifetime Achievement Award' in 2010.

In February 2012, Harvey was enlisted into the National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame at the Newseum in Washington DC. Furthermore, in 2015, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored Harvey with the 'LA Area Governor's Award' for her work at CBS2/KCAL9 and philanthropic work in the community.

Net Worth

There are no authentic sources for her net worth. However, her major source of earnings is through her three-decades-long journalism career.

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