Pat Harvey (File photo)

Pat Harvey, CBS2-LA/KCAL news anchor and philanthropist, and Pat Prescott, former morning show host on 94.7 the Wave in L.A. and current host of “Favorite Things” on WBGO in Newark, New Jersey, will both be participating in the event as a moderator and emcee, respectively.

The six women being honored at the LA Sentinel and Bakewell Media event are Black Lives Matter-L.A. Co-founder Dr. Melina Abdullah, U.S. Senator Laphonza Butler, award-winning actress and community leader Marla Gibbs, L.A. County Federation of Labor President Yvonne Wheeler, Brotherhood Crusade President and CEO Charisse Bremond Weaver, and L.A. County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell.

Harvey, who has been a key reporter in broadcasting news in L.A. for 35 years, will serve as the moderator of the intimate conversation with U.S. Senator Laphonza Butler. Harvey’s ability to produce deep and impactful work as a journalist has gotten her many accolades and achievements.

These stories include her reports on exposing L.A. race relations following an alt-right march in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017 and the unfortunate effects of a death and many civilian injuries. Harvey moderated a televised discussion on the matter featuring the late LAUSD superintendent, Michelle King, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and Danny Bakewell, Sr., of the Sentinel.

Pat Prescott (courtesy file)

Harvey also conducted significant stories when basketball star “Magic” Johnson was diagnosed with HIV and a multi-part series from East Africa on the AIDS epidemic as well as the tragic, centuries-old practice of female genital mutilation. 

Prescott, the women’s event emcee, has been hosting “Favorite Things with Pat Prescott” since 2022, a two-hour weekday program highlighting Pat’s favorite songs and artists.

Originating from Hampton, Virginia, Prescott graduated from Northwestern University and started her professional career as a middle school teacher for five years. After exploring many different paths, Prescott became a beloved radio personality and journalist.

Prescott’s clear and strong voice and lovable personality left her cherished by thousands who listened to her morning show 94.7, on their drive to work. Prescott spent over 20 years at “The Wave,” where she proudly said she loved talking for a living.

Prescott is also active in community work and has won many awards and acknowledgments for her contributions to the community and as a radio veteran.


For more information on Harvey, visit the CBS website at and her Instagram account @patharveynews. For more information on Prescott, visit and her Instagram account @pat_prescott_