Pratt had served as a senior producer of Face The Nation (1987-93), having joined the broadcast in February 1984 as assistant producer. She then became an associate producer.
She joined CBS News from the Washington Post, where she was an editor. Prior to that, she had been a researcher in Washington, D.C., and an assistant to the Post's Texas bureau chief in Austin (1981-83), after working for Jim Hightower's campaign for the Texas Railroad Commission (1979-80) and for the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University (1977-79).
Pratt was born in Marshfield, Mass. and graduated from Harvard University in 1978. She is married to John Echeverria, and they have two sons, Nicholas and Edward.