Patti Ann Browne, SFP Class of 1983, Inducted into the Diocese of Brooklyn's Hall of Fame
This year, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, which includes the borough of Queens, has instituted a new "Hall of Fame." An emphasis will be placed on recognizing prominent members of the community who went through the local Catholic school system.
Patti Ann Browne, SFP Class of 1983, was invited to be one of the inaugural members of the Hall. Browne, an anchor for Fox News Channel, was born and raised in Queens. She attended St. Robert Bellarmine Grammar School in Bayside, St. Francis Prep in Fresh Meadows, and then Fordham University in the Bronx. She has a Master’s Degree from New York Tech and currently lives in Nassau County with her husband and son.
The inaugural induction ceremony was held on October 10, 2012 at the residence of the Bishop of Brooklyn, His Excellency the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio.
The nine inaugural inductees into the Diocese of Brooklyn Hall of Fame are:
Sister Linda Bevilacqua (Health Care and Education Advocate)
Frank Bisignano (COO - JP Morgan Chase)
Patti Ann Browne (Anchor – Fox News Channel)
Hon. Joseph Bruno (Commissioner – NYC Office of Emergency Management)
Hon. Sal Cassano (NYC Fire Commissioner)
Ronald Holmberg (Tennis Great)
Charles Hynes (Brooklyn District Attorney)
Mary Murphy (Anchor – WPIX Channel 11)
Tom Westman (FDNY, "Survivor” Champion)
The event was organized by Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello, Vicar for Development for the Brooklyn Diocese and Pastor of Mary Queen of Heaven Parish.
Pictured above: Diocese of Brooklyn Hall of Fame Inductees Ronald Holmberg, Charles Hynes, Sal Cassano, Bishop DiMarzio, Joseph Bruno, Mary Murphy, Sr. Linda Bevilacqua, Patti Ann Browne, Tom Westman.