Bobbie Battista

Bobbie Battista

Original Name Barbara Ann Battista
New Jersey, USA
Death 3 Mar 2020 (aged 67)
Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, USA
Burial Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 207602074 · View Source
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American Journalist, Newscaster and Producer. She was one of the original 'CNN Headline News' anchors when the network launched in 1981, and anchored several news programs on CNN including 'TalkBack Live.' A graduate of Northwestern University, she began her career at a country music radio station in Fuquay-Varina, NC, then became the anchor and producer of 'Action News 5' for WRAL-TV in Raleigh, where she began her television career in 1976. In 1981, she was the writer and assistant producer for 'Fed up with Fear,' a five-part documentary that won a George Foster Peabody Award. That same year, she joined the CNN Headline News station as an anchor when the network launched. By 1988, she was moved to the main network and began anchoring several news programs, including 'TalkBack Live,' which aired before a studio audience in the CNN Center in Atlanta. She also anchored 'Today,' 'World News' and 'Prime News,' as well as other shows and specials. Battista, who left CNN in 2001 to join her husband's firm, Atamira Communications, to serve as a strategic counselor to Fortune 500 Companies, died after a four year battle with cervical cancer.

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  • Originally Created by: Louis du Mort
  • Added: 3 Mar 2020
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bobbie Battista (23 Jul 1952–3 Mar 2020), Find a Grave Memorial no. 207602074, citing Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .