Last updated on October 22nd, 2018 at 06:30 pm
Being named South Africa’s Most Influential Woman in Media, Debora Patta is known for her direct and hard journalism style. Earning NABJ Salute To Excellence award and a Scripps Howard award for her broadcast excellence shows how precisely she is good at her work. She is described as a woman who has “a unique front row” in South Africa’s history. She is a freelance investigative journalist and television producer.
The Career of Debora Patta
— Debora Patta (@Debora_Patta) July 19, 2018
Right after completing studies, Patta worked as a political activist, taught literacy in Cape Town’s squatter camps and as a freelance reporter for the BBC. She joined Radio 702 as a reporter and became the news and special assignments editor. Later, she was appointed editor-in-chief of e.tv new. She became the executive producer and anchor of the weekly current affairs TV program, 3rd Degree for about 13 years. The show is basically focused on hard-hitting interviews conceptualized by Patta. Some of her notable works include covering the international stories likely, the September 11 attacks, and the death of Princess Diana. After working for an e.tv channel, she served as foreign correspondent for CBS News. She covered news of the kidnapping of schoolgirls by Boko Haram, the Ebola outbreak, and the famine in South Sudan. On the CBS, she covers news and reports for the “CBS Evening News,” CBS This Morning, and CBSN, CBS News 24/7 streaming news service.
Apart from reporting, Patta has written a book in 2000 on Nelson Mandela. Patta has been honored with accolades such as Vodacom Media Woman of the Year, Italy’s Woman of the World and was one of MTN’s Outstanding Women in Media.
Debora Patta’s Net Worth
Debora Patta has been in the journalism sector being a broadcast journalist and editor for more than 15 years. Working on numerous projects has surely incremented her net worth. Though the exact figure of her net worth is under the review, it is assumed to be in millions.
In the Personal Life of Debora Patta
In January 1996, Patta married to Mweli Mzizi, he was a black moviemaker and Zulu prince. Many of the listeners gave positive responses to the relationship. Despite the fact that everything was perfect between them but in April 2002 they divorced. In June 2003, she married Lance Levitas. She has two daughters from each marriage. In 2015, they called off their marriage and divorced. However, they remarried in 2017.
Early Life of Debora Patta
Patta was born on 13 July 1964 in Southern Rhodesia. She enrolled at Rustenburg School Girls. Later. she completed her graduation from the University of Cape Town where she did Bachelor of Social Sciences. She briefly used to teach aerobics while studying at the university.
Facts about Debora Patta
Patta is an author and exercise enthusiast. She has summited the Mt. Kilimanjaro and also ran on a New York City Marathon. She has trained many of the senior media executive and representatives.