Nikki Battiste Biography
Nikki Battiste is a renowned American Emmy and Peabody-award-winning journalist currently working as a correspondent for CBS News based in New York. Battiste joined the network in May 2017 as a freelancer correspondent before getting to be a news correspondent. She appears across all CBS News broadcasts and programs including; “CBS This Morning”, the “CBS Evening News”, CBSN, and CBS News’ 24/7 live and streaming news service.
Before joining CBS News, Nikki worked for ABC News as a producer and reporter based in New York.
Nikki Battiste Age
How old is Nikki Battiste? Battiste’s age is not yet available in the public domain. However, she grew up in Newport, Pennsylvania, in the United States. We promise to keep you posted once the information is available in the limelight.
Nikki Battiste Family
Battiste is the daughter of Judy and Nick. We have no more details in regards to Nikki’s parents and siblings. However, we will update this field as soon as we have authentic details about the same.
Nikki Battiste Husband
Battiste has been married to her husband, Dean Simpson, since 2016. The couple first met in New York City in 2012. Moreover, they are blessed with a baby boy, Beau Nicholas, born in May 2020.
Nikki Battiste Son
Nikki welcomed her baby boy, Beau Nicholas Battiste-Simpson on May 2020 (a Tuesday night). The couple is extremely thankful for the blessing.
Nikki Battiste Education
After successfully completing her education at Newport High School, Nikki attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she participated in hockey. She later graduated with a bachelor’s degree in politics, philosophy, and economics.
Nikki Battiste CBS | Career
Battiste is currently a news correspondent for CBS News based in New York. She joined the television program in May 2017 as a freelance correspondent, later transiting to become a news correspondent. In her service, she features in all CBS News broadcasts and programs including “CBS This Morning”, the “CBS Evening News” and CBSN.
Notably, she conducted a groundbreaking investigation concerning the 2018 Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal that raised critical concerns. From her reports, two clergy abuse survivors who stayed face-to-face with the priest said that they were abused when they were children.
In yet another investigation, Nikki and her team unveiled allegations of sexual assault against a priest who was still in active ministry in the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese, over which Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop president presided. After the allegations were confirmed, DiNardo was removed from the ministry.
Nikki also unveiled the story of a nun sexually abusing children, which led to more than 40 victims showing up. In February 2019, she traveled to Rome to cover Pope Francis’ Vatican summit while addressing the clergy on the abuse crisis.
In addition, in her service, she has written and reported several stories for the “CBS News Evening News” series “Eye on America”, including the debate over arming college students on campus and a teachers’ strike in Sacramento.
For her “Eye on America” report, Nikki sat down with five sisters who were sexually abused by the same priest. She also covered other breaking news for the television network, such as the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, Hurricane Michael, the case of Colorado’s missing mother, the New Zealand mosque shooting, and Kelsey Berreth.
Before joining CBS, Nikki worked at ABC News 20/20 and ABC Primetime as an editorial producer. She landed her job at ABC after working for NBC for five years (2000–2005).
Nikki Battiste Net Worth
Battiste has an estimated net worth of between $700,000 – $1.5 million. This is attributed to her successful career as a journalist.
Nikki Battiste Salary
Basing our estimations on her continued efforts and determinations in her career, Battiste earns a generous amount, probably around $65,000-$180,000.