Nikki Battiste Biography
Nikki Battiste is an American Emmy award-winning correspondent, producer, and reporter working for CBS News in New York. She joined the station in June 2018 as a correspondent.
Nikki Battiste Education
After graduating from high school and earning her Diploma, she had to further her education. She joined the University of Pennsylvania to pursue her course. After completing her studies there, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. While in college, she was a co-captain of their Division I Field Hockey team.
Nikki Battiste Career
Battiste is a CBS News correspondent based in New York. Her reporting appears across all CBS News broadcasts and platforms, including the CBS News Streaming Network, CBS News’ premier 24/7 anchored streaming news service, CBS Sunday Morning, 48 Hours, CBS Evening News, and CBS Mornings. She has substituted as an anchor on the CBS News Streaming Network, the “CBS Weekend News,” and for the “What to Watch” segment on “CBS Mornings.”
During her tenure at CBS News, she has reported and written several stories for the “CBS News Evening News” series “Eye on America,” including the debate over arming college students on campus and a teachers’ strike in Sacramento. She also covered the gun debate in America. Battiste was also the first to report on armed teachers in classrooms, which sparked a national conversation. In addition to that, her feature pieces have included the wild horse crisis in the American West, revolutionary food contamination technology, and a look at groundbreaking brain research that could help with suicide and mental illness treatment. Furthermore, she sat down with five sisters sexually abused by the same priest for an “Eye on America” report.
The following are the breaking news she has covered for the Network, the New Zealand mosque shooting, the El Paso Walmart shooting, the case of Colorado’s missing mother, Kelsey Berreth, the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, Hurricane Michael in Florida, Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, the Indianapolis FedEx shooting, as well as the coronavirus pandemic. Her journalism career began at CBS News as a freelance correspondent for CBS Newspath in May 2017. CBS Newspath is the Network’s 24-hour television newsgathering service for CBS stations and broadcasters around the world. During that time, she reported on the Austin bomber, the Parkland school shooting, and the search for four missing men in Pennsylvania.
She worked for ABC News in New York as a producer and reporter. Battiste traveled the globe to cover breaking news and feature stories for all ABC News broadcast platforms, including ABCNews.com, “20/20,” “Nightline,” “World News Tonight,” and also “Good Morning America.” In addition to that, she reported extensively on the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 from Perth, Australia, and the Amanda Knox case from Perugia, Italy. She covered the Brussels bombings, the Orlando nightclub massacre, the San Bernardino attack, the Mother Emanuel Church shooting in Charleston, and the Newtown and Virginia Tech school shootings.
The following are the reports she covered; Hurricane Sandy, the Ebola crisis, Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S., and the 2016 Presidential Election. She also investigated bullying in schools, medical tourism, the rising costs of cancer drugs, and radicalization in America. Battiste was the first journalist to sit down for an interview with Amanda Knox in the world. This was after covering the Italian murder case for six years.
Battiste also co-produced numerous “20/20” specials and prison interviews, including “Black Widow,” “Life of Lies,” the “Honeymoon Killer,” as well as the Casey Anthony murder trial. Her own investigation at “20/20” uncovered evidence that helped exonerate a law enforcement officer. The officer spent 20 years in prison wrongfully convicted of sexually abusing his own children. Battiste’s journalism began as an NBC News Page, working on “Saturday Night Live” and “Today,” before working as a production associate at “Today.”
Nikki Battiste Age
Battiste was born on January 10 in New Port, Pennsylvania, United States. She likes to keep her personal life private and hence has not yet disclosed the year she was born. It is therefore not known how old she is. However, she might be in her 30s. She celebrates her birthday on the 10th of January every year.
Nikki Battiste Height
Battiste stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 5 inches.
Nikki Battiste Family
Battiste was born and raised in New Port, Pennsylvania, United States to her mother Judy Battiste, and her father Nick Battiste. She has not disclosed any information about her siblings.
Nikki Battiste Husband
Battiste is married to her better half Dean Simpson. The two met in 2012 in New York and later tied the knot in 2016. Together they are blessed with a child, Beau Nicholas Battiste-Simpson. Beau was born on a Tuesday night in May 2020. Currently, the family resides in New York. Battiste is a field Hockey Player and a lover of wide open spaces.
Nikki Battiste Net Worth
Battiste has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned from her successful career as a correspondent, producer, and reporter.
Nikki Battiste Salary
Battiste earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
She has won several awards and honors throughout her career for her great work. These awards include the CINE Golden Eagle awards, Front Page award, a Peabody, Emmys, and Edward R Murrow awards.
Nikki Battiste CBS News
Battiste works at CBS News where she works alongside other famous CBS News anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- Norah O’Donnell
- Anthony Mason
- Enrique Acevedo
- Sharyn Alfonsi
- Serena Altschul
- Jim Axelrod
- David Begnaud
- Manuel Bojorquez
- Rita Braver
- Nancy Chen
- Nancy Cordes
- Robert Costa
- Lee Cowan
- Jan Crawford
- Charlie D’Agata
- Adriana Diaz