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A Celebration of Booted News Women – over 40 newswomen who kicked off tradition and changed the industry

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Women in the media have long been underrepresented. In a world where women make up 50% of the population, they account for only 25% of newsroom staff in print and broadcast. But there are some amazing women who have made their mark on the industry by kicking off tradition and changing what it means to be a woman in reporting. Join us as we celebrate these booted newswomen over 40 strong!

Mickie Kennedy was the first woman to anchor a national news program when she anchored ABC’s “Good Morning America” from 1980 – 1983.

“The Mary Tyler Moore Show” is known for being one of the most successful TV shows, with it’s star as an independent career woman who showed that women could have it all, in the 1970s.

“60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl has covered and reported on some of America’s most important moments including Watergate, the O.J Simpson trial, Hurricane Katrina and more. She is one example of many successful women who have broken through glass ceilings to find success as a journalist!

“CBS Evening News” anchor, Katie Couric is a former NBC and Yahoo! News correspondent who has covered many events as an international journalist.

“Today” show co-host Matt Lauer’s career spans over 30 years with his first stint at “The Today Show.” He also hosted the Olympics in 1996, traveled to North Korea for “Conan,” interviewed Vladimir Putin in 2002 and more.

“NBC Nightly News” anchor, Brian Williams has covered the US military’s efforts to rebuild Iraq after Saddam Hussein was overthrown, Hurricane Katrina and much more!

“CBS Evening News” correspondent Lesley Stahl is one of many women who has helped change the industry with her success as a reporter.

“Meet the Press” moderator, Chuck Todd has interviewed many high profile politicians over his 15 year career. He’s also covered national and international political stories like Hurricane Sandy, Iran negotiations and more!

“60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl is another woman to make waves in journalism with her work on investigative reports that have changed public policy and enhanced social justice.

“20/20” co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas has interviewed famous people, covered national tragedies like the Newtown shooting and continued following important issues in America such as immigration reform. She’s also a humanitarian who is deeply passionate about helping others around the world through her work with UNICEF for Children of Iraq.

“CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric has seen it all in her nearly 40 years as a journalist. Before being the first woman to ever solo-anchor an evening news broadcast, she covered global events like the 1991 Gulf War and 1994 Rwandan genocide for NBC’s “Today Show”. In addition to serving on boards of organizations ranging from the Children’s Television Workshop to National Geographic, she has authored and co-authored six New York Times bestselling books.

“CBS This Morning” anchor Gayle King is a veteran of broadcast journalism who has covered nearly every major story in America for 35 years at ABC News and CBS News. Anchoring “CBS This Morning”, hosting her own show “CBS This Morning Saturday”, and contributing to “CBS Sunday Morning” in addition to her reporting, she has interviewed global leaders such as Nelson Mandela.

“ABC World News Tonight with David Muir” anchor and managing editor of ABC’s news division Martha Raddatz is an award-winning journalist who reported on the Iraq War from Baghdad during both the 2003 invasion and the subsequent occupation.

“NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt joined NBC in 1993 as a reporter for WMAQ-TV in Chicago, Illinois. He went on to serve as an evening news co-anchor at WBBM-TV before joining “Dateline NBC” in 1998 where he won several awards for his reporting.

“CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King was already a household name before joining the popular morning show in 2012, but her stellar journalism skills and ability to connect with viewers have earned her lasting success.

“Anderson Cooper 360°” is an Emmy Award winning talk show on CNN hosted by Anderson Cooper that first premiered in 2003.

“CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric is one of the most well-known figures in broadcast journalism. She joined CBS in 1991 as a correspondent for “The Today Show.” In 1993, she became co-host and news anchor alongside Bryant Gumbel on NBC’s “Today,” and later was host of her own show called “”Couric.”

“MSNBC Live” is a daily hour-long news program on MSNBC that includes breaking headlines, live reports and in-depth analysis of the day’s top stories. The show is hosted by Nicolle Wallace, Hugh Hewitt and Craig Melvin.

“The View,” an Emmy Award winning daytime talk show airing Monday through Friday on ABC, is co-hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd and former news anchor Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

“CBS This Morning” is the first new morning broadcast of a major television network in nearly 20 years. The two hours are hosted by Charlie Rose alongside Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell.

“The Lead with Jake Tapper” is a weekday afternoon newscast on CNN, hosted by Jake Tapper from the network’s world headquarters in Atlanta and broadcast live at both 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time and Pacific Time (KTLA).

Tiffany Smith joined Fox News Channel as a correspondent for the network’s flagship morning show, “Fox & Friends.”

Betsy West was named co-anchor of PBS News Hour on Oct. 30, 2013.

Mary Hui is a correspondent for the Nightly News with Lester Holt on NBC and Today Show weekday mornings.

“NBC Nightly News” is anchored by Lester Holt from Studio A of NBC’s Rockefeller Center studios in New York City. The newscast began airing February 2015 following Brian Williams’ suspension 20 months earlier.

-NBC News is the news division of NBC, part of its broadcast arm NBCUniversal, which broadcasts and publishes investigative journalism in international affairs and breaking stories related to business, politics, entertainment, health care issues etc.

“CBS Evening News” with Jeff Glor also debuted on September 25th 2018 replacing “CBS This Morning.”

Conclusion :

In a world where women make up 50% of the population, they account for only 25% of newsroom staff in print and broadcast. But there are some amazing women who have made their mark on the industry by kicking off tradition and changing what it means to be a woman in reporting. Join us as we celebrate these booted newswomen over 40 strong! Mickie Kennedy was the first woman to anchor a national news program when she anchored ABC’s “Good Morning America” from 1980 – 1983. We hope you will join us in celebrating all of these incredible reporters that changed history with their boldness, bravery, and ambition!

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