Profile for Patricia Burkett - WBTW-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Florence, SC

Profile for Patricia Burkett


Patricia is a veteran television journalist with more than a decade of experience, who currently serves as the Pee Dee Bureau Chief for WBTW News13.

Over the years, Patricia has served in a variety of roles at the station, including producing and anchoring the weekend newscasts for three-and-a-half years and working as a multimedia journalist for television and print reporting and photography.

She began working with WBTW as a one-man-band reporter on the weekends in 2004. Since then, she's covered everything from tropical storms to high-profile court cases and her stories even made several appearances on network news.

In 2007, Patricia began working on the Pee Dee Heroes franchise, which spotlighted a different person each month who made a significant contribution to the Pee Dee. Patricia began her broadcasting career as a news anchor for ETV Radio, which is the state's National Public Radio affiliate.

While at ETV Radio, Patricia also became a master control operator and produced and hosted her own classical music show. Patricia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina. She obtained a minor in English. Following her graduation from U.S.C., Patricia was given the Outstanding Electronic Journalism Senior Award for Reporting.

Patricia also won a William Randolph Hearst Award for feature reporting and placed in the Mark of Excellence Awards by the Society of Professional Journalists.

Outside of work, Patricia is still an avid news-junkie, but also enjoys spending lots of time outdoors, working on projects around the house, finding excuses to indulge her passion for landscape photography and spending time with friends and family. Feel free to contact Patricia with story ideas that impact you and your families across the Pee  Dee.

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