CBS: Who Is Nikki Battiste's Husband, Dean Simpson? Details To Know

Nikki Battiste with her husband, Dean Simpson while she was pregnant with her son , Beau
Nikki Battiste with her husband, Dean Simpson while she was pregnant with her son , Beau( Source : instagram )


Nikki Battiste, CBS news correspondent is married to Dean Simpson for over seven years now. 

The Welshman is a soccer coach and a father to his son, Beau. The couple met after being set up by their mutual friend in 2012. 

They stayed together for another two years after that. Eventually, Dean proposed to her and the duo got married in 2016.

CBS: Who Is Dean Simpson? Husband Of Nikki Battiste

Dean Simpson is the husband of a CBS news correspondent, Nikki Battiste. Simpson is a Welshman and a soccer coach in rural Zimbabwe developing soccer programs.

She described Simpson as a stunningly beautiful devil who was born in London but spent much of his childhood in Wales.

Dean started participating in basketball, rugby, and soccer when he was eight years old. When Dean was a young soccer player, he was motivated to one day coach and create soccer programs.

Nikki Battiste wished her husband, Dean Simpson a Happy Birthday on April 3
Nikki Battiste wished her husband, Dean Simpson a Happy Birthday on April 3 ( Source : instagram )

Dean made it his mission to move to the United States in order to advance the sport in America because there were few professional coaching and playing chances in the United Kingdom.

He fulfilled his aim after graduating from the University of Wales Institute in Cardiff with a degree in sports management. The Welshman relocated to New York in 2004 to pursue a career as a soccer coach.

Dean has been traveling the country for the past sixteen years, teaching coaches and coaching soccer. He recently spent time creating soccer programs for underprivileged kids and aspiring coaches in rural Zimbabwe.

Nikki Battiste with her husband, Dean and son, Beau.
Nikki Battiste with her husband, Dean and son, Beau. ( Source : instagram )

He frequently challenges Nikki to a dance-off since, in his opinion, he is a wonderful dancer. The couple met on Sunday,  May 13th, 2012, in New York City at the Standard Hotel's Biergarten.

A mutual friend had advised Nikki to go on a date "with him. Nikki didn't want to be played, but she had no idea that Dean was that attractive man.

Two years later, on May 18, 2014, Dean got down on one knee in front of Nikki and her favorite horse, Mojito. Then, as a surprise, he invited her friends and family to a rooftop party.

The couple finally got married on 5th, 2016 at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York. And now, they had a son named, Beau Nicholas Battiste-Simpson.


 Dean Simpson Is Happily Married With A Son 

Dean Simpson is happily married to his wife, Nikki Battiste since 2016. They are blessed with an adorable son, Beau, who turned two this May 13, 2022.

The family now resides in New York after moving from Pennsylvania. 

On vacation, we frequently saw the family photo on her Instagram page. The couple perfectly complements one another, which is the secret to their happy marriage.

The couple will celebrate their seventh wedding anniversary on September 7, 2022
The couple will celebrate their seventh wedding anniversary on September 7, 2022 ( Source : instagram )

Dean cooks while Nikki sings because she cannot sing or cook for the life of her.

Nikki supports Liverpool while watching soccer. The second best choice Nikki ever made was to resume riding horses over high jumps when Dean pushed her to do so.

They will spend their lives together playing soccer, riding horses, going on many more trips and adventures, and just being with each other. 


Dean Simpson And Nikki Battiste Makes A Perfect Happy Family

Dean Simpson is happily married to his wife, Nikki Battiste, a CBS News correspondent stationed in New York. 

Battiste was born to his mother, Judy, and her father. She was raised with her brother, Brandon.  

Her reporting is featured on all CBS News broadcasts and platforms, including "CBS Mornings," "CBS Evening News," "48 Hours," "CBS Sunday Morning," and the CBS News Streaming Network.

She is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist. Nikki has filled in as an anchor for "CBS Weekend News," the CBS News Streaming Network, and the "What to Watch" part of "CBS Mornings."

Young Nikki Battist with her dad and brother.
Young Nikki Battist with her dad and brother. ( Source : instagram )

One of her renowned investigations was the 2018 Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal.

Battiste and her team discovered allegations of sexual abuse against a priest still serving in the Galveston-Houston archdiocese. 
After  Battiste questioned Daniel DiNardo, the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, he was removed from the ministry.

Additionally, she revealed the tale of nuns abusing minors sexually, which prompted more than 40 additional victims to come forward.

For the Network, Battiste has also reported on breaking news involving the coronavirus pandemic, the Indianapolis FedEx shooting, and Hurricanes Dorian and Michael in the Bahamas. 

 Nikki Battist's mother Judy with her son, Beau
Nikki Battist's mother Judy with her son, Beau ( Source : instagram )

Additionally, she reported on the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, the disappearance of Colorado mother Kelsey Berreth, the El Paso Walmart shooting, and the shooting at the mosque in New Zealand.

In May 2017, Battiste began working for CBS News as a freelance correspondent for CBS Newspath. She was formerly a New York-based, award-winning producer and reporter for ABC News. 

Battiste earned a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. She served as the Division I Field Hockey team's co-captain at Penn.

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