Wendy Guarisco, a family spokeswoman reported that the Ex CNN reporter Bobbie Battista passed away on the 3rd of this month, she was running at 67. Battista took her last breath on Tuesday morning, who’s been battling cervical cancer for the past four years.
Battista's husband John Brimelow issued a statement after this news broke out, which read, “Bobbie was the consummate trooper in her struggle with cancer, she was courageous and fearless in her battle and thoughtful for all the others in her life even as she fought through the pain. My dear partner of 25 years of marriage has cut her earthly bonds and is now in peace.”
Battista stood with the network since it’s launch in 1981, as a CNN Headline News anchor. She was responsible for anchoring quite a number of news programs on CNN, such as the TalkBack Live, CNN WorldDay, CNN NewsHour, CNN Daybreak, CNN PrimeNews, CNN WorldNews and more. ‘TalkBack Live’ got her a huge amount of fame since the news show shot with newsmakers, live audience, and their participation.
Battista in 2001 released a statement recalling a few of the tough times in history that she covered as a reporter in her 20years journey with CNN. Her words quoted, “Whether the Challenger explosion, the assassination attack on Reagan, the Gulf War, certainly this terrorist attack. Those were memorable from the anchor desk. As far as TalkBack, we've had some serious shows, and some fun shows. If I had to pick, I'd say I liked 'Free for All Fridays' the best.”
The anchor kickstarted her television career with WRAL-TV in 1976. She was the anchor and producer of Action News 5 for WRAL-TV, in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is responsible for production and anchoring for the station’s morning news reports and various other programs about sports, children’s TV and public affairs. Succeeding this, she became the evening news anchor in 1977.
She was one of the writers of ‘Fed up with Fear’, a five-station documentary. As an assistant producer of the show, they won the George Foster Peabody Award in 1981. In 1984, Battista got voted as an Outstanding News Personality, by cable viewers. She went on to be voted as the best newscaster in Cable Guide magazine's annual reader's poll in 1986. Battista was among the few of America's most recognized and respected broadcast journalists that featured on HGTV's one-hour prime-time special that discusses their design styles.