Nikki Battiste Profile
Nikki Battiste is an American Emmy and Peabody-award-winning news reporter/anchor working for CBS. She previously worked at ABC News.
Nikki Battiste Career
Battiste serves at CBS as a CBS News correspondent based in New York. She reports across all CBS News broadcasts and platforms, including “CBS This Morning,” the “CBS Evening News” and CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 live, streaming news service.
Battiste’s landmark inquiries into the 2018 Catholic Church sexual assault crisis have earned critical praise. Her initial interview on television first led to two church assault survivors sitting face-to-face with the priest, who claimed they were raped as infants. During a separate report of the CBS News Investigation Unit, Battiste and her staff discovered claims of sexual assault against a priest currently in active ministry in the archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, presided over by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
After Battiste asked DiNardo about the accusations, the priest was suspended from his ministry. Two months after Battiste’s exclusive interview with now-former Washington, D.C. Archibishop, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, in August 2018, he resigned. She also broke the news of nuns sexually assaulting minors, which resulted in more than 40 more people coming forward. In February 2019, Battiste flew to Rome to cover Pope Francis’ Vatican summit on the crisis of clergy rape.
Since joining CBS News, she has covered the gun issue in America and was the first to report on armed teachers in the classroom, which started a nationwide dialogue. She has covered and written numerous articles for the “CBS News Evening News” segment “Eye on America,” including a teacher strike in Sacramento and a discussion over arming college students on campus.
She also sat down with five sisters who had been sexually assaulted by the same priest for an “Eye on America” article. Her highlights included a look at ground-breaking brain science that could assist in the treatment of suicide and mental disorders, innovative food contamination technologies, and the wild horse epidemic in the American West.
Quick Facts About Nikki Battiste
|Net Worth||$100,000 – $1 Million|
Battiste has reported press releases for the network, including Hurricane Michael, Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting, Colorado Missing Mum, Kelsey Berreth, and New Zealand Mosque Shooting. In May 2017, Battiste started her career as a freelance reporter for CBS Newspath, the network’s 24-hour news service for CBS stations and broadcasters around the world. She reported looking for four missing men in Pennsylvania, a shooting at Parkland Academy, and an Austin bomber.
Previously, she was an award-winning New York-based ABC News producer and reporter. She traveled the globe to report reporting and highlight stories on all ABC News television networks, including “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight,” “Nightline,” “20/20” and ABCNews.com. In ABC News, Battiste posted thoroughly on the case of Amanda Knox from Perugia, Italy, and the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 from Perth, Australia. Battiste was the first interviewer in the country to sit down for an interview with Amanda Knox.
She has received a number of Emmy, Edward R Murrow, and CINE Golden Eagle awards and Peabody, Deadline, and FrontPage awards. At “20/20,” Battiste’s own investigation exposed facts that helped exonerate a law enforcement officer who had been wrongfully accused of sexually assaulting his own children. She also commented on the Presidential elections in 2016, Pope Francis’ visit to the United States, the Ebola crisis, and Hurricane Sandy. She co-produced other Diane Sawyer specials, including America’s declining middle class, and interviewed the youngest woman on the death row and Newtown’s heroic teacher, Kaitlin Roig.
Nikki Battiste Age
Battiste was born in Pennsylvania. Hi’s age is not known for he has managed to keep his personal life private. It is therefore not known how old Battiste is or when he celebrates his birthday. However, she might be in her 30s.
Nikki Battiste Height
Battiste stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches.
Nikki Battiste Family
Information regarding Battiste’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Nikki Battiste Husband/ baby
Battiste is married to Dean Simpson. The couple met back in New York in the year 2012 and was wedded in 2016. Battiste and her husband Dean have a son Beau Nicholas who was born on a Tuesday night in May 2020.
Nikki Battiste Salary
Being one of the top News correspondents for CBS, Battiste earns an annual salary of $65,000.
Nikki Battiste’s Net Worth
Battiste has an estimated net worth of between $100,000 – $1 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a News correspondent.
Nikki Battiste CBS News
At CBS News Battiste works alongside;
- Tracy Smith
- Susan Spencer
- Bob Schieffer
- Serena Altschul
- David Begnaud
- Jeff Berardelli
- Errol Barnett
- Jan Crawford
- Jim Axelrod
- Rita Braver
- Jericka Duncan
- Tony Dokoupil
- James Brown
- Vladimir Duthiers