Bobbie Battista is confirmed dead at the age of 67.
Bobbie was best known as a American journalist (CNN).
Death was likely due to cervical cancer.
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Former CNN Anchor Bobbie Battista dies at 67 after four year battle with cervical cancer.
Bobbie Battista dead at 67 - Pioneering CNN Headline News anchor passes away after cervical cancer battle
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I used to love watching Bobbie Battista! Rest In Peace.
@CNNEditorChuck My condolences on the loss of Bobbie Battista. Note that she was a trouper, not a trooper:
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Former CNN anchor Bobbie Battista dies at 67 after 4-year battle with cervical cancer - USA TODAY
Bobbie Battista dead at 67 - Pioneering CNN Headline News anchor passes away after cervical cancer battle…
Sad news. RIP Bobbie Battista A CNN original from the days of journalism.
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Bobbie Battista
Born
Barbara Ann Battista

(1952-07-23)July 23, 1952[1]
DiedMarch 3, 2020(2020-03-03) (aged 67)
OccupationTelevision broadcaster / news anchor
Years active1975-2020
Known forwork as anchor on CNN Headline News and CNN International
Spouse(s)John Brimelow, ???-2020
Children1 stepdaughter, with Brimelow
Barbara Ann "Bobbie" Battista (July 23, 1952 – March 3, 2020) was an American journalist and a prominent newscaster with the Cable News Network (CNN). During her 20-year career with the cable news company, Battista anchored numerous programs on CNN, CNN Headline News and CNN International.
Contents
1 Career
2 Awards
3 Personal life
4 References
5 External links
Career
Battista earned a bachelor's degree in radio, television, and film production at Northwestern University, and after beginning her career at a radio station in Raleigh, North Carolina, she moved on to be an anchor, reporter and producer with WRAL-TV. She was employed at WRAL before joining CNN in 1981. On November 17, 2006, Battista returned to WRAL to co-anchor a special "reunion" newscast celebrating the station's 50th anniversary.
With CNN, Battista started as an anchor on the CNN Headline News station, and was moved to the main network in 1988, where she served as host of numerous daily and regularly scheduled shows as well as handling anchor and reporting duties. She anchored shows: CNN WorldDay, CNN NewsDay, CNN NewsHour, CNN Daybreak (during Gulf War), CNN PrimeNews and CNN WorldNews. During that time, she also reported on historic events including the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, the Gulf War, and the September 11 terrorist attacks. Battista also hosted a regular program CNNI World News (1600 CET) on the CNN International network since 1992, when CNN/US show CNN WorldDay was canceled due to expanding of CNN Morning News. Her unique style (crossed eyes and deer-in-the-headlights gaze) was often parodied on Saturday Night Live. She was also very popular in Eastern Europe, especially in Poland, Czechoslovakia and Germany, while she anchored Headline News.
In 1998, Battista was named as the host of the first multi-platform interactive talk show, TalkBack Live, which ran for an hour on weekday afternoons. Battista left CNN after the merger of CNN's parent company, Time Warner, with America Online in 2001. She joined her husband John Brimelow's firm, Atamira Communications, and has provided strategic counsel to a wide range of Fortune 500 companies. Battista remains active in television and is a member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).
In 2009, Battista made periodic, part-time contributions to ONN; the Onion News Network, her first report was released in February 2009.
Battista, who lived in Atlanta, Georgia, was also in the process of starting a new video production company focusing on reality television programming. In 2014 Battista began hosting "On the Story" on Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Awards
While employed at CNN, Battista was recognized with a number of awards. She wrote and produced a series on youth crime involving five stations, and was the recipient of a Peabody Award for her efforts. She also received a nomination for a CableACE Award.
Personal life
Battista is married to John Brimelow and has a step-daughter. She once went on a date with singer Steve Perry.
She died of cervical cancer on March 3, 2020, at age 67.
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