New morning anchor joins 7NEWS NOW

Kellie Patterson brings new energy to mornings


Denver, CO (September 3, 2013) – Kellie Patterson, an award winning journalist, is joining Denver’s 7 as morning anchor for 7NEWS NOW as announced today by News Director, Jeff Harris.  “Kellie is a smart, credible and enthusiastic journalist.  Viewers will see her natural energy and passion for reporting on breaking news and news that affects Coloradans,” said Harris.   “We have an incredible team in the mornings.  They are a close bunch on and off camera.  They are driven to deliver the best newscast possible for our viewers and Kellie’s experience and dedication to strong journalism will make 7NEWS NOW even better.”

Patterson most recently worked as the morning newscast anchor at WCNC in Charlotte. She has also worked at television stations in Texas and South Carolina as a reporter, anchor and producer.  Patterson is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.

“I am thrilled to be joining the 7NEWS NOW team.  7NEWS has developed one of the most unique and innovative morning newscasts in the country,” said Patterson.  “I look forward to working with an incredibly talented group of journalists who are committed to being Colorado’s source for news and 24/7 Weather.”

Patterson joins the Emmy award-winning 7NEWS NOW team of Mitch Jelniker, Lisa Hidalgo, Dayle Cedars, Christine Chang and Jayson Luber.   She joins 7NEWS in September.



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