Jasmine Patterson is a TV news reporter and anchor at the Bermuda Broadcasting Company. She is a former member of the women’s national field hockey team, enjoys books, TV, films and spending time with her cat, Portia. She calls North Shore, Pembroke home but currently resides in Warwick.
1. What’s your favourite Bermuda tradition?
Eating my Mom’s codfish cakes on Good Friday- there’s no comparison. The overall holiday, for me, is exciting because it feels like the first hint that summer is on the way.
2. What is the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
“Be yourself. You are enough.”
3. What was your first job ever?
At 14, I started out stocking shelves at Arnold’s Family Market on St. John’s Road. This was after my parents put their foot down and stopped paying for my cell phone bill, so I applied. What’s life without a phone?
4. Do you get island fever?
If I have the chance to go abroad at least every 3 to 5 months – I’m OK.
5. What’s your favourite thing in your office?
The water views of South Shore.
6. What do you like most about yourself?
My smile! People have told me it’s warm and welcoming.
7. What’s your favourite beach?
8. Loquat or Bermuda Banana?
9. St. Georges or Somerset?
10. Cricket or Football?
11. What are you reading right now?
I tend to juggle two or three books at a time because my interests change so frequently, but I’m enjoying female lead stories at the moment.
At my bed side, I have a mystery- thriller The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware, an autobiography about a black American female diplomat, Diversifying Diplomacy, by Harriet Lee Elam-Thomas and the hilarious The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson.
12. What is your biggest phobia?
Not travelling enough and flying roaches.