FADIA PATTERSON - Reporter

FADIA PATTERSON - Reporter

ABC 36 NEWS
Fadia Patterson joined the ABC 36 news team in January 2015 as a reporter for Good Morning Kentucky.
This is not unfamiliar territory for Fadia as she approaches her third year as a journalist in the ‘Bluegrass State’. She previously worked as a Reporter/Producer at the ABC affiliate in Western Kentucky.

She's the oldest of eight siblings, a native of Brooklyn and Freeport, New York where her extended family still lives. 
She’s happy to call Lexington her new home, and be close to her immediate family that now reside in Nashville, Tennessee.

Her last years of High School and undergraduate studies were completed in the 'Sunshine State’.  She attended Florida State University and upon graduating, returned to West Palm Beach, Florida where she landed her first TV job at WTVX, a bilingual television station. There she was an associate producer for ‘Enfoque Communitario’ (Community In Focus) and hosted one season of  ‘Around Our Town’.

Fadia continued her broadcasting career in Nashville, where she completed her graduate studies in Mass Communications at Middle Tennessee State University. She was employed as a freelancer at several affiliates in the ‘Music City’, including MTV, ABC and Tennessee Titans Radio.

She also worked as a Video Journalist and Anchor for CityTV Channel 3.

Fadia is a member of many service organizations including Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated and the National Pan-Hellenic Council.
She is also actively involved with the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

In her spare time, she loves to travel, explore the arts, music and cheering for the FSU Seminoles.
Fadia is a contributor and author of severals blogs about multimedia journalism, including being a ‘one woman band’.
She loves to mentor young adults and at-risk youth. If you’d like to have her as a guest speaker, just shoot her an email fpatterson@wtvq.com She’d love to share your story and welcomes your ideas. 
Reach out to her and say hello at fpatterson@wtvq.com and on Twitter @Fadia_Dame_Tele and her professional Facebook page: Fadia Patterson ABC 36
 
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