Full Name
Kari Patey
Job Title
VP Producer Development, CBS Stations
CBS News & Stations

Kari Patey is the vice president of producer development, where she is responsible for supporting the recruitment, development and retention of news producers at CBS Stations' 14 local newsrooms across the country. Patey also develops training and growth opportunities for producers who aspire to be news managers as well as executive producers pursuing advanced leadership roles.

Patey is based at WCCO-TV, the CBS station in Minneapolis-St. Paul, where she served as news director for 6 years. That's also where she started her career in 1999, when she produced WCCO's weekday morning newscasts. After six years in the Minneapolis-St. Paul market, Patey moved to New York and spent 12 years with WNBC-TV. While there, she rose through the ranks as a writer and producer to become the assistant news director at NBC's flagship station.

Patey received her Bachelor of Arts in journalism, communications and sociology from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn. She is a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner, a National Emmy Award winner, as well as a New York and Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Award winner.

Kari Patey