NewsLady by Carole Simpson

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NewsLady is the memoir of a trailblazing African American woman journalist whose life is about “firsts.” Carole Simpson was the first woman to broadcast radio news in Chicago, the first African American woman to anchor a local newscast in the same city, the first African American woman national network television correspondent, the first African American woman to anchor a national network newscast and the first woman or minority to moderate a presidential debate.

Hers is a story of survival in a male-dominated profession that placed the highest premium on white males. In this book she recounts how she endured and conquered sex discrimination and racial prejudice to reach the top ranks of her profession. Along the way she covered some of the most important news events over the four decades of her illustrious broadcasting career. Her inspirational story is for all trying to succeed in a corporate environment.

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Carole Simpson is Leader in Residence and journalism professor at Emerson College in Boston. She returned to teaching after four decades as a broadcast journalist, first in her hometown of Chicago, then in the national network studios of NBC News and ABC News in Washington and New York. She serves as Journalist in Residence at Boston’s Museum of African American History and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Save the Children. She resides with her husband, Jim Marshall, in Boston and on Martha’s Vineyard.   Check website for information on appearances and speeches.
Published November 9, 2010 by AuthorHouse. 314 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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In Chicago, she was the first woman to broadcast radio news and the first black woman to anchor a local newscast.

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While this family history has little to do with Simpson's career as a journalist directly, it does paint a vivid portrait of the ethnic complexity within the African-American community and how it would directly come to affect Simpson while working with other African-Americans.

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