Bobbie Battista, former CNN anchor dead at age 67 due to cervical cancer!

She was a former anchor with CNN channel. Bobbie Battista was her name. She has died now following the complications of cervical cancer. She was 67.

Bobbie Battista and her untimely death

The former CNN anchor, Bobbie Battista passed away at her age of 67, a family spokesperson named Wendy Guarini told. Her death came on Tuesday morning 3 March  2020 and she had been battling for four years with cervical cancer.

Bobbie (Source: YouTube)

Bobbie’s husband John Brimelow issued a statement on this matter which read:

“Bobbie was the consummate trooper in her struggle with cancer, she was courageous and fearless in her battle and thoughtful for all the others in her life even as she fought through the pain,”

“My dear partner of 25 years of marriage has cut her earthly bonds and is now in peace.”

She had no children of her own. But she had a step-daughter from John’s previous relationship.

Bobbie Battista’s career with CNN

CNN started in 1981 and Bobbie was, one of the original CNN headline news anchors. Besides, she also did anchoring for several of the news programs of the CNN network which included TalkBack Live. This program had participation of newsmakers as well as the general public and used to air from the CNN Center in Atlanta with a studio audience.

Bobbie on CNN (Source: CNN)

In 2001, Bobbie had completed 20 years with the network. She recalled at that time her work experience with it. She had said in an interview:

“Whether the Challenger explosion, the assassination attack on Reagan, the Gulf War, certainly this terrorist attack. Those were memorable from the anchor desk. As far as TalkBack, we’ve had some serious shows, and some fun shows. If I had to pick, I’d say I liked ‘Free for All Fridays’ the best.”

Bobbie Battista’s early career before CNN and awards

Prior to joining the CNN, Bobbie was anchoring and producing Action News 5 for WRAL-TV which is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Additionally, Bobbie used to anchor and also produce the morning news reports. She had done a variety of special programming in sports, public affairs and children’s TV for the channel. Later in 1977, she became the evening news anchor on the channel.

Bobbie had also won several awards. In 1981, she had written and co-produced Fed up with Fear which was a five-station documentary. This documentary went on to win a George Foster Peabody Award.

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In 1984, she had nomination for an On Cable magazine award for Outstanding News Personality.  It is an award voted on by cable viewers. And in 1986, she was voted the best newscaster in Cable Guide magazine’s annual reader’s poll. She was nominated for the CableACE award for Best Newscaster in 1995.

Bobbie’s  name was included in the HGTV’s one-hour prime-time special program that featured the design styles of some of America’s most respected broadcast journalists. She was a member of the Women in Communications and Sigma Delta Chi. Besides, she had lectured on various topics at universities, organizations and conventions internationally.

Short bio on Bobbie Battista

Bobbie is an American journalist and a former prominent newscaster with the Cable News Network (CNN). Similarly, her birth name is Barbara Ann Battista. Likewise, her nickname is Bobbie. More info… 

Source: CNN