Debora Patta South Africa, Age, Family, Daughter, CBS, 3rd Degree, Contact, Details and Facebook

Debora Patta South Africa | Biography and Wiki

Debora Patta is a Zimbabwean born South African broadcast journalist, television producer, and investigative journalist. She has ancestry from Calabria, Italy but was born in Southern Rhodesia which is present-day Zimbabwe.

Currently, Patta is the Africa correspondent for the American television network CBS, for its news program, The CBS Evening News. Previously, she worked for the long-running investigative and current affairs show, hosting 3rd Degree with Debora Patta before joining CBS in 2013. Patta has won numerous awards and recognitions over the course of her career.

Debora Patta Age

Patta was born on 1 September 1964, in Southern Rhodesia, present-day Zimbabwe. She later moved to South Africa during her childhood. Patta is 55 years old.

Debora Patta Height

Patta appears to be a tall woman. However, her exact height has not been recorded by any public sources. We shall update this section once we have her height.

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Debora Patta Family

Patta was born in Southern Rhodesia to her Italian father who had emigrated as a railway employee. Her father was originally from Rome Italy but details about her mother’s origin are not available. However, it is known that her mother was a nurse by profession and a devout Catholic.

Her parents later divorced in 1976, where she moved to South Africa with her mother and sister. Patta attended Rustenburg School for Girls in Cape Town from where she matriculated in 1981. She then proceeded to the University of Cape Town where she graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree in 1984. While at the university, Patta briefly taught aerobics.

Debora Patta Husband

Patta was first married in 1995 to Mweli Mzizi, a black filmmaker. Their interracial marriage was not well received.

In 2000, the couple attempted unsuccessfully to gain access to a whites-only picnic resort in the Free State together. They filmed the incident on hidden cameras which was aired fr her 3rd Degree show on racism. The couple eventually divorced in 2002 with Patta marrying Lance Levitas in June the following year.

Debora Patta Daughter

Patta is a proud mother of two daughters. Her eldest is Chiara Mzizi who has worked at a youth entertainment show broadcast by SABC 1 as a presenter for YoTV.

Debora Patta 3rd Degree

Patta was the executive producer and anchor of 3rd Degree, the weekly current affairs television program from 2000 to 2013. She was the show’s pioneer and focused on hard-hitting interviews. The final episode of the show, 3rd Degree, aired on 14 May 2013.

Debora Patta CBS News

Patta worked at in different capacities since it’s inception in 1998. She started out as a senior correspondent in Johannesberg and was later promoted to chief anchor of news. She was also the executive producer and anchor of 3rd Degree from 2000 to 2013.

Patta finally resigned from her position at on 7 May 2013, to pursue freelancing for international news companies. Subsequently, she began working as a foreign correspondent for CBS News. Debora Patta’s current job is reporting for The CBS Evening News program as the Africa correspondent. She also reports for all other CBS News broadcasts including CBS This Morning, and CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 streaming news service.

Debora Patta Contact Details and Email

Like many other journalists, Patta’s contact details are not available at the moment. However, we will update this section once we have credible information.

Where Is Debora Patta Now?

She is the CBS News Africa correspondent. She reports for The CBS Evening News program as well as for all other CBS News broadcasts including CBS This Morning, and CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 streaming news service.

Debora Patta And Julius Malema

Among her many interviewees is Julius Malema, former ANC Youth League president. During an interview with Patta, Malema criticized her as not being qualified to talk about black culture.

Debora Patta Net Worth

Patta has had a long career in journalism that has been very successful. It is obvious that she has made a good fortune from her career. However, her estimated net worth is still not clear but numerous sources place it at above $2 million.

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