News Reporter Fadia Patterson will be honored at Medaille College’s 15th Annual Media Awards.
“Fadia was selected as a team member of Spectrum News winning the Excellence in Television Broadcasting Award because of her focus on community, ethics and commitment to Western New York,” said Medaille College Associate Professor and awards founder, Lou Pozantides.
This year marks Ms. Patterson’s 10th year in the industry. She got her start at a bilingual TV station in South Florida. Since then she has made stops in Indiana, Tennessee and Kentucky before coming to Buffalo, New York.
Along the way the award-winning journalist has continued to be engaged in her community. Patterson is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated and was recently elected to the executive board of Buffalo Association of Black Journalists. BABJ is the local chapter of NABJ – an organization which gave Patterson her start in the industry.
“Since moving to Buffalo, she [Fadia] has immersed herself in the community, serving and informing the public on multiple platforms, on a variety of stories,” said NABJ Region III Director and Cleveland 19 News Anchor, Sia Nyorkor. “I’ve had the pleasure of watching her grow and hone her craft over the years and I would expect nothing less. No one is more deserving of this honor!”
The date of the event has yet to be finalized due to the COVID-19 health crisis.