Patti Ann Browne, 1983
News Anchor, FOX News Channel
Patti Ann Browne was named news anchor for FOX News Channel in August 2000.
She joined FNC from MSNBC, where she hosted Weekend Morning Line, anchored weekday updates and breaking news, and reported from the field.
Before that,Browne worked at News 12 Long Island, a 24-hour cable news channel in New York. She co-anchored the channel'smorning show and hosted Reporter Roundtable, a weekly news talk show.
Browne began her career at WLIM Radio on Long Island, N.Y., as morning news anchor. Her first television job was asanchor and news director of WLIG-TV 55, seen in New York City and Long Island, from which she went on to become an anchor/reporter for WSJV-TV in South Bend, Ind.
Browne earned an M.A. summa cum laude from the New York Institute of Technology in N.Y. where she was a reporter for the school's news program LI News Tonight.
Browne also holds a B.A. from Fordham University, where she was news director, news anchor and Irish music host on Fordham's far-reaching radio station, WFUV-FM.
Browne worked at Newsweek magazine throughout college. She grew up in Bayside, N.Y.