Nikki Battiste Biography
Nikki is a journalist from Newport, Pennsylvania, America who currently works as a correspondent for CBS News based in New York. Previously, she was an award-winning ABC News producer and reporter based in New York. She traveled the globe to cover breaking news and feature stories for all ABC News broadcast platforms, including “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight,” “Nightline,” “20/20” and ABCNews.com.
Nikki Battiste Age
Nikki was born on 8th July, 1989, USA.
Nikki Battiste Family/Siblings/Parents
While Nikki continues to be quite outspoken about her work, she prefers to maintain a low profile in her personal life. As a result, her family/sibling//parents information is publicly not available.
Nikki Battiste Height
She stand at a height of 5 feet and 5 inches.
Nikki Battiste Education
Nikki attained Bachelor of Arts, Politics, Philosophy & Economics from University of Pennsylvania.
Nikki Battiste Husband
Nikki and her husband Dean Simpson met in May of 2012 at the Standard Hotel’s Biergarten in New York City.
The couple’s wedding took place at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York, where the ambiance was kept simple and intimate. A horse was incorporated into the celebrations, along with traditions and food from their various cultures.
Nikki Battiste Children
The couple have a son together.
Nikki Battiste Career
Battiste began her career at CBS News as a freelance correspondent in May 2017 for CBS Newspath, the Network’s 24-hour television newsgathering service for CBS stations and broadcasters around the world. She reported on the search for four missing men in Pennsylvania, the Parkland school shooting and the Austin bomber.
Previously, she was an award-winning ABC News producer and reporter based in New York. She traveled the globe to cover breaking news and feature stories for all ABC News broadcast platforms, including “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight,” “Nightline,” “20/20” and ABCNews.com.
At ABC News, Battiste reported extensively on the Amanda Knox case from Perugia, Italy, and the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 from Perth, Australia. She covered the Newtown and Virginia Tech school shootings, the Mother Emanuel Church shooting in Charleston, the San Bernardino attack, the Orlando nightclub massacre, and the Brussels bombings. She also reported on the 2016 Presidential Election, Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S., the Ebola crisis and Hurricane Sandy. She investigated radicalization in America, the rising costs of cancer drugs, medical tourism and bullying in schools. She was the first journalist in the world to sit-down for an interview with Amanda Knox, after covering the Italian murder case for six years. Battiste booked and produced Diane Sawyer’s ABC News exclusive interview with Knox in an hour-long special “Murder Mystery: Amanda Knox Speaks.” She co-produced other Diane Sawyer specials, including America’s shrinking middle class, and interviews with the youngest woman on death row and Newtown’s heroic teacher, Kaitlin Roig, just a few hours after Roig saved her first-grade students’ lives by hiding them in a bathroom.
Nikki also co-produced numerous “20/20” specials and prison interviews, including the Casey Anthony murder trial, the “Honeymoon Killer,” “Life of Lies,” and “Black Widow.” At “20/20,” Battiste’s own investigation uncovered evidence that helped exonerate a law enforcement officer, who spent twenty years in prison wrongfully convicted of sexually abusing his own children.
Nikki groundbreaking investigations into the 2018 Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal received critical acclaim. In a television first, her original reporting led to two clergy abuse survivors sitting down face-to-face with the priest they say abused them as children. During a separate investigation with the CBS News investigative unit, Battiste and her team uncovered allegations of sexual abuse against a priest still in active ministry in the Galveston-Houston archdiocese, over which the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops President, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, presides. After Battiste questioned DiNardo about the allegations, the priest was removed from ministry. Two months after Battiste’s August 2018 exclusive interview with now former Washington, D.C. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, he resigned. She also broke the story of nuns sexually abusing children, which led to more than 40 more victims coming forward. Battiste traveled to Rome in February 2019 to cover Pope Francis‘ Vatican summit addressing the clergy abuse crisis.
Since joining CBS News, she has covered the gun debate in America and was the first to report on armed teachers in classrooms, which sparked a national conversation. She has reported and written several stories for the “CBS News Evening News” series “Eye on America,” including a teachers strike in Sacramento and the debate over arming college students on campus. She also sat down with five sisters sexually abused by the same priest for an “Eye on America” report. Her feature pieces have included a look at groundbreaking brain research that could help with suicide and mental illness treatment, revolutionary food contamination technology and the wild horse crisis in the American West.
Battiste has also covered breaking news for the network, including Hurricane Michael, the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, the case of Colorado missing mother, Kelsey Berreth, and the New Zealand mosque shooting.
Nikki Battiste Salary
Her annual salary is estimated to be USD 100,000
Nikki Battiste Networth
Nikki networth is estimated to be USD 700,000.
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