After anchoring the 7pm weekly newscast on FCN for three years Patty Crosby is back with her GMJ team. She started at FCN on GMJ with Phil Amato and Steve Smith 18 years ago and now feels she is back with her morning TV family! During her time at FCN Patty Crosby has covered major stories like the JFK Jr. Wedding on Cumberland Island, the Super Bowl in Jacksonville, The Fires of '98, Hurricane Floyd, Presidential visits and interviewed a variety of celebrities ranging from Barry Manilow to inspirational leaders like Joel Osteen. She has also co-anchored First Coast News at Noon and helped produce newscasts and special segments. Prior to Jacksonville, Patty got her start in TV news in Augusta, GA. While there, she earned a national SPJ award for reporting, and several awards for her community involvement, While in Augusta, Patty anchored the 6 & 11 newscasts for WJBF-TV and was named most popular anchor three years in a row.
In NE Florida and SE Georgia, Patty continues to work in the community. She is currently a board member of HEAL (www.healautismnow.org) in Ponte Vedra, Lighthorse Learning in Camden county, GA, and is the former President and Founder of PACT (Parents of Autism Coming Together) in Camden County. Most of her community involvement concerns her special interests which pertain to children who are on the autism spectrum. She also donates much of her free time to helping local charities by emceeing their events. And, she is most proud of her efforts to work with the Camden County Sheriff's department in providing free life-tracking braceletts to children with autism.
Patty is a graduate of the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia and has a degree in Broadcast News. Patty is also the proud mother of two teenaged boys. She has also rescued several animals and is currently taking care of three cats named Zammy, Boo & Snickers. Her favorite hobby right now is Zumba!