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Alvin Patrick

Alvin Patrick
Alvin Patrick CBS News

Award-winning journalist Alvin Patrick is the executive producer of CBS News Streaming Originals and the CBS News Race and Culture Unit. 

As head of CBS News Streaming Originals, Patrick oversees the team that delivers original reporting and branded/sponsored content for the CBS News Streaming Network and CBS News' digital properties, including Paramount+. He oversees "CBS Reports," the original long-form specials and documentaries unit, as well as shows such as "Here Comes the Sun," "Eye on America" and "Person to Person with Norah O'Donnell" on CBS News Streaming.    

In addition, Patrick leads the CBS News Race and Culture Unit, which works with the executive producers of all platforms across the Network and with CBS Stations to ensure the reporting reflects diverse perspectives. His team also works closely with CBS News Standards and Practices to assure all reporting meets CBS News' rigorous guidelines. He is the founding executive producer of the Race and Culture Unit, which was created in the summer of 2020. Since then, Patrick and his team have overseen numerous specials that have been featured on primetime television and across CBS News streaming properties, including the primetime special "Tulsa 1921: An American Tragedy" and a one-hour special for the 10-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin's killing, both hosted by "CBS Mornings" co-host Gayle King. In addition, he oversees CBS Village, an online repository featuring CBS News reporting on diverse communities.

Patrick has more than three decades of experience in the broadcast and cable television business. Patrick joined CBS News in 2012 as a senior producer working exclusively with CBS News special correspondent James Brown. He has produced reports for 60 Minutes, "60 Minutes Sports" for Showtime, "CBS Mornings," the "CBS Evening News," "Face The Nation" and "48 Hours." Patrick continues to work with James Brown on projects across CBS, including Brown's weekly sports news roundup on the CBS News Streaming Network.    

Before joining CBS News, Patrick was a senior producer for ABC News' "Nightline" (2009-2011) and was a senior producer for the digital newsmagazine "The Daily" (2011-2012). Earlier, he was executive producer of ESPN's "Cold Pizza" and "ESPN News" (2005-2009). He served as executive producer and vice president at MTV Networks (2001-2004), and he was a producer on HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" (1999-2000). He began his broadcast network career at ABC News and ABC Sports (1989-1998).

Patrick's work has earned him numerous awards, including six national Emmy nominations, six National Association of Black Journalists awards, a Gabriel Award and a Freddie Award. He also shared two Edward R. Murrow Awards with his colleagues at CBS News. 

Patrick earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication arts (broadcast journalism) from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and a Master of Fine Arts degree in television production from City University of New York-Brooklyn College. 

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