Catherine Patterson

Catherine Patterson


Birmingham, Ala.

Catherine Patterson anchors the WBRC FOX6 News at 9, 9:30, and 10 pm Monday through Friday. She also serves as the editor of WBRC's "Daily 6" Newsletter.

She joined the WBRC team in February 2018.

Catherine's journalism career began at WALB News 10, a sister station in Albany, Ga. During her three years covering south Georgia, she was a weekday and weekend anchor for the evening newscasts, a multimedia journalist, and reporter for the morning show. In addition, Catherine served as the Bureau Chief for the station's Thomasville Bureau, located one hour south of Albany.

She's grateful for the invaluable experience she gained while interning at WAGA-TV in Atlanta, and credits the FOX 5 Atlanta News Team for cementing her decision to pursue a career in journalism.

Catherine graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia in 2014 with a degree in journalism. She served as an Ambassador of UGA's Grady College of Journalism and worked as a multimedia journalist for Grady Newsource, a local news broadcast for northeast Georgia.

A native of Atlanta, Catherine is thrilled to join the WBRC team and experience the many wonderful attributes of Birmingham's Magic City! She's a lover of music and animals, a self-proclaimed foodie at heart, and enjoys traveling and sharing good times with family and friends.

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  • GABBY Award winner


  • University of Georgia: Broadcast Journalism (Major), Communications (Minor)

Recent Articles by Catherine

New study sheds light on possible long-term immunity after COVID-19 infection

ADPH: Some positive COVID-19 cases could have been missed

More counties in ‘moderate’ risk category, but we’re not in the clear yet

  44 AL nursing homes to receive rapid COVID-19 test machines

AL Nursing Home Association willing to work with UAB on vaccine testing

  UAB doctors say COVID-19 vaccine could create better immune response than actual infection

  Shop smarter this sales tax holiday weekend

2,000 machines going to nursing homes to rapidly test for COVID-19

  Percentage of positive COVID-19 tests increasing in AL

Is Alabama doing enough COVID-19 testing?

Child eye doc recommends ways to protect eyes during virtual learning

  AL Sec. of State says increase in absentee votes will not delay election results

  Children not getting vaccines over fear of contracting COVID-19 at doctor’s office

  ADPH explains trade offs of COVID-19 rapid result tests

  Nursing homes wait up to 5 days for COVID-19 test results

  ADPH creates color-coded map to show risk of COVID-19 spread

  ADPH explains benefits of possible saline solution gargle test for COVID-19

  Ala. hospitals see highest number of COVID-19 in-house patients

  Ala. employers can legally require you to get tested for COVID-19

Teachers left with more concerns than confidence after release of state’s road map to reopen

What to consider when deciding whether your child should return to school

  CDC says weight, pregnancy could impact severity of COVID-19

Aniah Blanchard’s mother launches non-profit to help families searching for missing loved ones

Merrill says Ala. prepared for July runoff after ‘unfortunate’ Ga. primary

  UAB part of new study to determine number of undetected COVID-19 cases

  New study suggests link between blood type and COVID-19; UAB doctor weighs in

  American Red Cross announces it will soon offer antibody tests

  UPDATE: issue resolved after CDC/ADPH COVID-19 reporting pipeline was 'overwhelmed’

  Relief fund set up to help small B’ham businesses damaged Sunday night

When should you get tested for coronavirus antibodies?