Debora Patta Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, Height, Parents, Net Worth, 3rd Degree and Current Job

Debora Patta Biography

Debora Patta is a South African broadcast journalist as well as a television producer investigative journalist who was born in Southern Rhodesia. She was born in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and has origins from Calabria, Italy.

Patta is the Africa correspondent for the American news program The CBS Evening News. She has been with CBS since in the year 2013, following her departure from the long-running investigative as well as current affairs show, 3rd Degree with Debora Patta.

Debora Patta Age

Patta is 56 years old as of 2020, she was born on 13 July 1964 in Southern Rhodesia.  She celebrates her birthday on 13 July every year and her birth sign is Virgo.

Debora Patta Height

Patta stands at an average height. She appears to be quite tall in stature if her photos, relative to her surroundings, are anything to go by. However, details regarding her actual height and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We will update this section when the information is available.

Debora Patta Parents

Patta was born and raised by her father, a railway employee ad mother, a nurse in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), where her Italian father had emigrated as a railway employee. Her father was from Rome, Italy, and she resided there for a while when she was young. Her Italian family is initially from Praia a Mare in Calabria. She considers Italy her second home and travels there regularly. She moved to South Africa with her mother, who is a nurse and devout Catholic, and her sister in the year 1976 after her parents divorced.

Debora Patta Husband

Patta is married to her lovely husband, Lance Levitas. In January 1996 she married Mweli Mzizi, a black filmmaker and Zulu prince but in April 2002 they divorced. Debora is a mother of two daughters, one from each marriage. Her elder daughter Chiara Mzizi has worked as a presenter for YoTV, a youth entertainment show broadcast by SABC 1.

Debora Patta Net Worth

Patta has an estimated net worth of $200,000 thousand dollars as of 2021. This includes her assets, money, and income. Her primary source of income is her career as a broadcast journalist and a television producer investigative journalist. Through her is various sources of income, Patta has been able to accumulate good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.

Debora Patta Measurements and Facts

Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about Debora Patta.

Debora Patta Wiki

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  • Full Names: Debora Patta
  • Popular As: Journalist
  • Gender: Female
  • Occupation / Profession: Journalist and a television producer investigative journalist
  • Nationality: South African
  • Race / Ethnicity: African
  • Religion: Not Known
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight or Gay

Debora Patta Birthday

  • Age / How Old?: 56 years old as of 2020
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Date of Birth: 13 July 1964
  • Place of Birth: Southern Rhodesia.
  • Birthday: 13 July
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Debora Patta Body Measurements

  • Body Measurements: Not Available
  • Height / How Tall?: Average
  • Weight: Moderate
  • Eye Color: Not Available
  • Hair Color: Not Available
  • Shoe Size: Not Available
  • Dress Size: Not Available
  • Breast Size: Not Available
  • Waist Size: Not Available
  • Hip Size: Not Available

Debora Patta Family and Relationship

  • Father (Dad): Not Known
  • Mother: Not Known
  • Siblings (Brothers and Sisters): Not Known
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Husband/Spouse: Married to Lance Levitas, Mweli Mzizi (1996-2002)
  • Dating / Boyfriend: Applicable
  • Children:  Two daughters including Chiara Mzizi

Debora Patta Net Worth and Salary

  • Net Worth: $200,000 thousand dollars as of 2021
  • Salary: Under Review
  • Source of Income: Africa correspondent for the American news program The CBS Evening News

Debora Patta House and Cars

  • Place of living: SA
  • Cars: Car Brand to be Updated

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Patta has reported on major international stories such as the September 11 attacks and the death of Princess Diana and has interviewed many notable individuals including Shimon Peres, Oprah Winfrey, Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Jacob Zuma, Cyril Ramaphosa, Julius Malema, Eugène Terre’Blanche, and Robert McBride.

Debora Patta 3rd Degree

From 2000 to 2013 she was the executive producer and anchor of the weekly current affairs television programme 3rd Degree, a show conceptualized by her which focused on hard-hitting interviews. The final episode of 3rd Degree aired on 14 May 2013. She was appointed editor-in-chief of e.tv news in 2005. In the year 2009, she resigned from her position as editor-in-chief, “to follow her passion for journalism” and focus on a 3rd Degree.

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Patta played a key role in the launch of South Africa’s first 24-hour news channel eNews Channel Africa (eNCA) by e.tv in 2008.

Debora Patta Current Job

Patta serves as the Africa correspondent for the American news program The CBS Evening News. She has been with CBS since the year 2013, following her departure from the long-running investigative as well as current affairs show, 3rd Degree with Debora Patta.

Debora Patta CBS

Patta was part of the CBS News team nominated to receive an Emmy Award for their coverage of the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa in 2015.

Debora Patta Career

After graduating from the University, she worked as a political activist teaching literacy in Cape Town’s squatter camps until 1990, when she started working as a freelance reporter for the BBC.

In 1990, she joined Radio 702 in Johannesburg as a reporter. In 1994, she became the news editor and special assignments’ editor in 1997. The first news story she worked on that was aired on Radio 702 was about the return of ANC leader Oliver Tambo from exile in December 1990.

In 1997 and 1998, while working as news and special assignments’ editor for Radio 702 and its sister station Cape Talk, she investigated and reported on the 1986 plane crash in which Mozambican President Samora Machel was killed. She received several threatening phone calls during the investigation. In June 1998 she participated in a post-apartheid Truth and Reconciliation Commission special hearing, providing expert opinion and assisting with questioning regarding the 1987 Helderberg plane crash and the Machel plane crash. She was later interviewed for a 2008 Mayday (Air Crash Investigation or Air Emergency) documentary on the Helderberg plane crash.

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Patta was appointed editor-in-chief of e.tv news in 2005 and resigned in 2009. She served as a news and special assignments’ editor for Radio 702 and its sister station, Cape Talk. In October 2013, she returned to Radio 702 as a stand-in talk radio host.

Debora Patta Awards

  • 1992: South African Checkers Journalist of the Year.
  • 2004: Vodacom Journalist of the Year Gauteng Region.
  • 2004: MTN 10 Most Remarkable Women in Media
  • 2007: Simonsvlei Journalist Achiever of the Year
  • 2009: Vodacom Women in the Media
  • 2010: CEO Magazine South Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government
  • 2010: She received a Tricolor Globe Award from the Italian Women in the World association which recognizes outstanding achievers of Italian origin abroad.

Debora Patta Publications

  • Baby Micaela : the inside story of South Africa’s most famous abduction case. Co-authored by Anne Maggs and Debora Patta. Sandton: Zebra Press, 1996.
  • One step behind Mandela : the story of Rory Steyn, Nelson Mandela’s chief bodyguard. Co-authored by Rory Steyn and Debora Patta. Rivonia: Zebra Press, 2000.

Debora Patta Contact Details

Email: info@entertainment-online.co.za

Frequently Asked Questions About Debora Patta

Who is Debora Patta?

Debora Patta is a South African broadcast journalist as well as a television producer investigative journalist who was born in Southern Rhodesia. She was born in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and has origins from Calabria, Italy.

How old is Debora Patta?

Patta is a South African national, born on 13 July 1964 in Southern Rhodesia.

How tall is Debora Patta?

Patta stands at an average height, she has not shared her height with the public. Her height will be listed once we have it from a credible source.

Is Patta married?

Yes, Patta is married, to Lance Levitas. They got married in 2003 and together they have one child. In January 1996 she married Mweli Mzizi, a black filmmaker and Zulu prince but in April 2002 they divorced.

How much is Patta worth?

Patta has an approximate net worth of $200,000 thousand dollars. This amount has been accrued from her leading roles in the media industry.

Where does Patta live?

Because of security reasons, Patta has not shared her precise location of residence. We will update this information if we get the location and images of her house.

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