Who is Nikki Battiste?
Nikki Battiste is an American journalist working as a correspondent anchor as well as a reporter for CBS News in New York City.
She has previously worked as a morning and evening news anchor for ABC’s Good Morning American, World News Tonight, and Nightline 20/20. In addition, Battiste served as a Co-anchor on NBC Saturday Night Live and Today Newscasts.
Nikki Battiste Age, Birthday
Battiste is probably in her early 30s.
Nikki Battiste Height Measurements
Battiste stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches, about 1.60 meters tall. She has a total weight of 56 kg.
Nikki Battiste Parents
Battiste was born and raised in Newport, Pennsylvania, a small, rural town in Amish. She calls herself a country girl. She is also an equestrian and field hockey player. Battiste frequently talks about how she loves her parents. On mother’s day she wrote a special tribute to her mother Judy Battiste with the caption;
“For me, my #1 is my mom, @judybattiste …the woman who picks me up every time I’m knocked down…who put notes in my lunch in elementary school..who picks up every single time I call (a lot). Thank you for this wonderful life. ❤️”
Battiste earned a bachelor’s degree in politics, Philosophy, and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Nikki Battiste Husband
Battiste is married to her husband, Dean Simpson. Dean who is Welsh is a program director and soccer coach. They met way back in May 2012 in New York City at the Standard Hotel’s Biergarten. According to Dean, he was “blown away by Nikki’s beautiful smile. Then, as we talked, I loved how composed, elegant, and intriguing she was.”
Dean proposed to Nikki two years later. He bought a custom oval engagement ring from jewelry designer, Lindsey Scoggins and proposed to her at the stables. Dean knew Nikki loves to ride horses and therefore he planned a beautiful setup at the stables where he proposed.
Nikki Battiste Wedding
Battiste and Dean Simpson got married on September 5, 2016. They held their wedding at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York. As an equestrian, Nikki incorporated horses in her celebrations together with various traditions. They went to Amalfi Coast in Italy for their honeymoon.
Battiste and her husband welcomed their first child Beau Nicholas Battiste-Simpson in May 2020. She frequently shares adorable photos of her son on her social media pages.
Is Nikki Battiste Pregnant?
Fans and viewers of Nikki speculated that she is pregnant after she pinned the news of the birth of her first child on Twitter. People think that she might be giving clues that she is pregnant or just reliving the memories. However, she has not confirmed nor denied the speculations yet.
Nikki Battiste CBS Salary
Battiste earns an estimated annual salary of between $75k – $100 k.
Battiste has an estimated net worth of $200 k as a journalist.
Nikki Battiste CBS
Battiste began her career at CBS News in May 2017 as a freelance journalist for CBS Newspath, the Network’s 24-hour television newsgathering service for CBS stations and broadcasters worldwide.
She covered the search for four men who went missing in Pennsylvania, the Austin bomber, and the Parkland school tragedy. Battiste has been a CBS News correspondent located in New York since 2018. She is well recognized as a journalist who has received Emmy and Peabody awards.
Battiste has also covered breaking news for the network, such as Hurricane Michael, the case of Kelsey Berreth, a missing mother from Colorado, the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, and the New Zealand mosque shooting.
Nikki Battiste ABC
Battiste was an award-winning ABC News producer and reporter based in New York prior to joining CBS News. She traveled the world to report on breaking news and feature stories for ABC News television programs such as “Good Morning America, Nightline, World News Tonight, 20/20 and ABCNews.com.
Battiste provided extensive coverage of the Amanda Knox case from Perugia, Italy, as well as the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 from Perth, Australia. She also covered the school killings in Newtown and Virginia Tech, the San Bernardino attack, the Mother Emanuel Church shooting in Charleston, the Orlando nightclub massacre, and the Brussels attacks.
Her major ABC reports include Pope Francis’ visit to the United States, the 2016 Presidential Election, the Ebola outbreak, and Hurricane Sandy. She investigated extremism in America, medical tourism, growing cancer treatment costs, and bullying in educational institutions.