ABC News has been the source of groundbreaking stories for decades, and the list of those behind them is surprisingly female-talent! Here are 25 of the most influential women who are reporters of ABC.
The coverage of current events is the responsibility of the ABC News section of the American Broadcasting Company. The Walt Disney Company’s media distribution arm, Disney Media Networks, is the owner of the company. ABC’s World News Tonight, Good Morning America, Nightline, Primetime, and Sunday Morning This Week are some of the network’s most prominent programs.
The ABC News female reporters are the public figures most recognized by audiences throughout the nation. They not only cover breaking news, but they also deliver reporting from the field, original host programs, and interview newsmakers. A list of 26 female reporters who work for ABC is shown below:
1. Barbara Walters
|Full Name||Barbara Walters|
|Born||September 25, 1929|
|Birthplace||Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Died||December 30, 2022|
|Education||Sarah Lawrence College (BA)|
|Occupation||Journalist, Television Personality|
|Notable Programs||Today, ABC Evening News, 20/20, The View|
|Awards||Television Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement Award|
|Interviews||Interviewed every sitting U.S. president and first lady|
|Notable Subjects||Fidel Castro, Anwar Sadat, Menachem Begin, Katharine Hepburn, Sean Connery, Monica Lewinsky, Hugo Chávez, Vladimir Putin, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Jiang Zemin, Bashar al-Assad|
|The View||Co-created, produced, and co-hosted from 1997 to 2014|
|Final Appearance||On ABC News in 2015|
|Parents||Dena and Lou Walters|
|Siblings||Burton (deceased), Jacqueline (deceased)|
|Alma Mater||Sarah Lawrence College|
Barbara Walters is an iconic figure in the world of journalism and television. Her extensive career spanning over six decades has solidified her status as one of the most influential and respected journalists in history. With her distinctive interviewing style and unparalleled ability to connect with people from all walks of life, Walters has left an indelible mark on the field of journalism.
She appeared as a host of numerous television programs, including Today, the ABC Evening News, 20/20, and The View. Walters was a working journalist from 1951 until her retirement in 2015. Walters was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1989, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the NATAS in 2000 and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007. She also used to be a writer-producer of a news-and-information program aimed at the juvenile audience, Ask the Camera, hosted by Sandy Becker when she started her career at WNBT-TV.
2. Liz Cho
|Full Name||Liz Cho|
|Birthdate||April 17, 1970|
|Birthplace||Concord, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Alma Mater||Boston University|
|Notable Credit(s)||Evening Anchor for WABC-TV (2003-present), Co-anchor for Eyewitness News at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., Former AM anchor for World News Now (2002-2003)|
|Spouse(s)||Evan Gottlieb (divorced), Josh Elliott (2015-present)|
|Family Background||Daughter of a Korean American surgeon and a Jewish-American nurse|
|Education||Graduated from Boston University with a major in journalism and history|
|Professional Work||Former assignment editor at New England Cable News, reporter at WPLG in Miami, and correspondent for ABC NewsOne|
|ABC News Career||Co-anchored ABC’s overnight news program, World News Now, and served as a correspondent and fill-in anchor for Good Morning America|
|WABC-TV Career||Joined WABC-TV on July 7, 2003, anchoring the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts. Currently co-anchors Eyewitness News at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. with notable credits including “First at 4:00pm” and evening broadcasts with Bill Ritter|
|Recognition||Named one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People” in 2003|
|Personal Life||Married journalist Josh Elliott in 2015, with whom she has a child|
Liz Cho is a well-known American news anchor who works for WABC-TV in New York City. She is most known for co-closing the daily editions of Witness News at 4, and 6 p.m. Cho started working at WABC-TV on July 6, 2003, succeeding Diana Williams in the 6 p.m. time slot.
After working as a reporter for WPLG in Miami, Florida, Liz went on to ABC News, where she is now employed as a reporter for ABC NewsOne in Chicago. ABC NewsOne is the network’s affiliated news service. Alongside Derek McGinty, she is a co-host for the overnight news show that airs on ABC called World News Now. In addition to that, she works as a reporter and serves as the anchor of the show “Good Morning America.”
3. Sandra Bookman
|Full Name||Sandra Bookman|
|Birthdate||October 8, 1959 (age 63)|
|Occupation||Journalist, Television News Reporter|
|Current Position||Reporter and Anchor at WABC-TV, New York City|
|Notable Work||Co-anchors the weekend editions of Eyewitness News|
|Previous Experience||Reporter and Anchor at WSB-TV, Atlanta, Georgia|
When Sandra Bookman started working for Eyewitness News in 1998, her career took off, and it wasn’t long before she was elevated to weekend anchor. Before that, she was employed by WSB-TV in Atlanta, where she spent over ten years as a weekend anchor. She has also worked at KFDM-TV in Beaumont and WRAL-TV in Raleigh.
Sandra has covered the Olympics for seven years, and from the time Atlanta won the bid until the 1996 Olympic bombing, she was the only local television reporter doing so. She covered the 1992 Olympic Games not only in Barcelona but also several articles from South Africa after Nelson Mandela’s release from prison.
4. Amy Robach
|Full Name||Amy Robach|
|Birthdate||February 6, 1973|
|Birthplace||St. Joseph, Michigan, U.S.|
|Education||University of Georgia (Broadcast Journalism, with high honors)|
|Notable Credits||Co-anchor of 20/20, Breaking News Anchor/Fill-in Anchor for Good Morning America|
|Previous Networks||NBC News (August 2003 – May 2012), MSNBC (2007-2012)|
|Spouses||Tim Macintosh (m. 1996; div. 2008), Andrew Shue (m. 2010; div. 2023)|
|Partner||T.J. Holmes (since 2022)|
|Children||2 (Ava and Analise)|
|Breast Cancer Diagnosis||Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, underwent bilateral mastectomy, followed by chemotherapy, radiation, and reconstructive surgery. Currently cancer-free.|
Born and reared in St. Joseph, Michigan, Amy Robach is a journalist and presenter who works for the United States of America. At the moment, she has the position of presenter for ABC News in New York City. Amy is the current anchor of the news show 20/20 on ABC and was a contributor to the news program Good Morning America on ABC in the past.
Her previous roles include serving as a correspondent for NBC News and as a co-host for the Saturday broadcast of NBC’s Today show. Amy has been serving as a co-host with David Muir on the news program 20/20 since May 2018, when she took over for Elizabeth Vargas.
5. Sam Ryan
|Full Name||Sam Ryan|
|Born||February 5, 1969|
|Employer||WABC-TV New York’s Eyewitness News|
|Education||New York Institute of Technology (Alumna)|
Hofstra University (Communications Major)
|Career Highlights||Worked for WBAB Babylon, New York|
WFAN New York
|Awards||Local Emmy Award for “Outstanding Series Feature-soft” (1999)|
In 2018, Sam Ryan, a notable female anchor who had been nominated for an Emmy and who covered sports, returned to WABC. In the years 2002–2003, she was employed by WABC as a weekend morning sports anchor and reporter. Before beginning her current role at ESPN in 2004, she had previously held this position.
Sam covered a variety of critical sporting events when he was employed by ESPN and ABC Sports, including the National Hockey League on ABC, the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Home Run Derby, Sunday Night Baseball, the Little League World Series, College Football, and the Monday Night Football broadcasts in 2005.
6. Brittany Bell
|Full Name||Brittany Mesa Bell|
|Birthdate||November 9, 1987|
|Birthplace||Barrigada, Guam, U.S.|
|Heritage||Chamorro (mother), Native American, West Indian, African American (father)|
|Alma Mater||Arizona State University (Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism)|
|Beauty Pageant Titles||Miss Arizona USA 2010, Miss Guam 2014|
|Pageant Competitions||Miss USA 2010 (Unplaced), Miss Universe 2014 (Unplaced)|
|Dancing Career||Former Phoenix Suns dancer (NBA)|
Brittany Bell is a certified broadcast meteorologist who has won awards and distinctions, including the American Meteorological Society’s seal. She was chosen to take part in Mississippi State University’s Great Plains storm chase when she was still a student, and as a result, she spent many weeks chasing tornadoes in areas known as tornado alley.
She was always interested in the weather, but the Nashville F3 tornado of 1998 stands out as the event that first sparked her interest in severe weather. She was just a few kilometers away at the time, attending school. She was astounded by the meteorologists’ composure while speaking on television and resolved to act similarly when severe weather strikes.
7. Nina Pineda
As a correspondent for ABC News, Nina Pineda has covered a wide range of subjects, such as politics, health, and social concerns, among other areas of interest. Before pursuing a career in journalism, she earned degrees from Columbia University and Columbia Business School.
Nina has won several awards for her journalism, which extends beyond her work at ABC News. Two years after winning the Edward R. Murrow Award for her coverage of the Newtown school shooting, she was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists. She reported about the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2013.
8. Shirleen Allicot
|Full Name||Shirleen Allicot|
|Born||September 16, 1962|
|Birthplace||Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.|
|Alma Mater||Ohio State University, Howard University|
|Notable credit(s)||Morning anchor on WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News This Morning (2000-2017)|
|Spouse||Brian Thompson (divorced)|
|Parent||Louis Stokes (father)|
|Relatives||Carl Stokes (uncle)|
|Current Endeavors||Retired from broadcasting on September 30, 2022|
|Career Highlights||Co-anchored WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News This Morning (2000-2017)|
Shirleen Allicot is a journalist who was born in the United States but reared in Guyana, Queens, London, in the United Kingdom. At the moment, she is employed by WABC-TV as the presenter of Eye Wit News for the morning and noon news desks, respectively. She has been employed at Wpvi-tv and 12News Hour Connecticut before beginning her position at WABC.
Allicot started his career in journalism at Bronx News, where he worked as a reporter. After that, in 2010, she became an anchor for 6ABC Eyewitness News. She appears as a co-host on both the morning and afternoon editions of Eyewitness News This Morning.
9. Crystal Cranmore
|Full Name||Crystal Cranmore|
|Residence||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Channels||CBS Philadelphia; CBS News Philadelphia|
|Former Station||KYW-TV (CBS Philadelphia)|
|Studios||Located on Hamilton Street in Philadelphia|
|Transmitter Location||Roxborough section of Philadelphia|
|Tower Height||1,100 feet|
|Color Broadcasting||Introduced in 1957|
|Ownership Change||Acquired by Westinghouse Electric Corporation in 1953|
|Ownership Dispute||FCC and Department of Justice investigation in 1959|
|Callsign Change||From WRCV-TV to KYW-TV in 1965|
|Affiliation Switch||From NBC to CBS in 1995|
|Ownership Transition||Acquired by Viacom in 2000|
|Current Ownership||CBS Corporation|
For the news department of WABC-Eyewitness TV, Crystal Cranmore is a Race and Culture Reporter. She was born in Manhattan. However, she was raised in Maplewood, New Jersey. Returning to WABC was a dream come true for her since she loves sharing people’s stories as a member of Channel 7’s news team. She worked as a reporter for KYW-TV before joining WABC-TV.
She has experience writing feature articles, general assignments, and breaking news stories. She also produced an investigative piece that was nominated for an Emmy Award and led to changes in Philadelphia’s fire escape inspection regulations. She covered a variety of important news events, including the 2016 presidential campaigns.
10. Diane Sawyer
|Full Name||Diane Sawyer|
|Birthdate||December 22, 1945|
|Birthplace||Glasgow, Kentucky, U.S.|
|Alma Mater||Wellesley College (BA)|
|Notable Programs||ABC World News Tonight, Good Morning America, 20/20|
|Career Highlights||First female correspondent on 60 Minutes, extensive work with ABC News|
|Spouse||Mike Nichols (m. 1988; died 2014)|
|Awards and Recognition||Included in Forbes’ list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women|
|Notable Achievements||Assisted in President Richard Nixon’s memoirs, renowned interviewer and documentarian|
|Salary||Notable income from entertainment, including TV broadcasting|
There is no need to go any farther than Diane Sawyer if you are searching for a lady who can dominate the stage and has excellent elegance. She serves as the host of the top news show for ABC News, which is titled “ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer.” In addition to this, she is the first woman in the history of television to ever anchor the evening newscast for a network.
Sawyer is well-known for her ability to present breaking news with composure and elegance, even though she does it with seeming ease. She was listed in the list of the top 100 most important persons in the world, which was compiled by Time magazine in 2011.
11. Michelle Charlesworth
|Full Name||Michelle Charlesworth|
|Birthdate||June 7, 1970 (age 53)|
|Occupation||Television News Reporter and Anchor|
|Employer||ABC News, WABC-TV|
|Notable Work||Award-winning series on her battle with skin cancer|
|Education||– Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from Duke University|
|Previous Work||– WNCN-TV, North Carolina (Anchor and Reporter, 1996-1998)|
|Notable Award||Gold Triangle Award from the American Academy of Dermatology for reporting on skin cancer|
|Residence||New Jersey, United States|
|Family||Husband and two children|
Michelle Charlesworth, a reporter for WABC, co-anchors the Eyewitness News on the weekend mornings. Since joining Eyewitness News in 1998, Michelle has covered the Oscars Red Carpet from Israel and the occupied territories. However, her award-winning reporting on her fight with skin cancer has garnered the most attention.
Additionally, Michelle serves as the presenter of two Emmy Award-winning special shows on WABC-TV, including Broadway Backstage and Above and Beyond, which both honor exceptional high school students and educators in the region and provide a preview of the upcoming spring and fall theatrical seasons.
11. Deborah Roberts
|Full Name||Deborah Ann Roberts|
|Birthdate||September 20, 1960 (age 62)|
|Birthplace||Perry, Georgia, U.S.|
|Education||Bachelor of Journalism from the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia, 1982|
|Notable Credits||Emmy Award and Clarion Award-winning reporter|
|Spouse||Al Roker (m. 1995)|
|Children||1 daughter and 1 son|
|Stepdaughter||From Al Roker’s prior marriage|
|Career Highlights||Correspondent for ABC News’ 20/20, Anchor for World News Tonight Weekend and Good Morning America, Guest host on The View, Bureau Chief/NASA Field Reporter/Weekend News Co-anchor, Former correspondent for Dateline NBC|
|Contributions||Good Morning America, Primetime, Nightline, The Katie Couric Show|
|Other Endeavors||Host of Lifetime Live on Lifetime Television|
|Published Book||“Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom for Modern Times” (2016), co-authored with Al Roker|
|Residence||Manhattan, New York|
Since 1995, Deborah Roberts has been working as a news anchor for ABC News, where she still holds this position. She was a reporter for KJRH-TV in Tulsa, Oklahoma, before she started working for ABC News. Having attended the University of Oklahoma, she earned a degree in communications and journalism in 1977.
Roberts started her career in broadcasting at KWTV-TV, which is now known as KFOR-TV. During her tenure there, she worked as an investigative reporter and covered issues related to criminal activity. She left that position after two years and went on to become a co-host on “Good Morning America.”
12. Lauren Glassberg
|Full Name||Lauren Glassberg|
|Born||June 2, 1970|
|Alma Mater||Northwestern University|
|Occupation||Television news anchor, journalist|
|Employer||The Walt Disney Company|
|Role||Features reporter and substitute co-anchor|
|Notable Segments||“Neighborhood Eats” (Friday food segment)|
|Career Highlights||– Started career as a writer for “Main Street Wire” newspaper|
|Other Experience||– Anchored morning news show in Minneapolis|
|Location||New York City|
Since the year 2000, Lauren Classberg has played a significant role on the Eyewitness News Team. She was honored with an Emmy in this category in recognition of the outstanding job that she has done as a journalist.
When she was still a teenager, she began her career in journalism by contributing to the Roosevelt Island newspaper known as Main Street Wire. This was the beginning of her long and successful career in media. She has worked chiefly for WABC-TV as a feature and lifestyle reporter, but she has always had a secret desire to write about New York City, which is her homeland.
13. Juju Chang
|Full Name||Juju Chang|
|Birthdate||September 17, 1965 (age 57)|
|Birthplace||Seoul, South Korea|
|Current Role||Anchor of Nightline|
|Previous Roles||Special correspondent, fill-in anchor for Nightline|
|Education||Stanford University (B.A., political science and communications, 1987)|
|Notable Awards||Alfred I. duPont Award, Gracie Awards, Emmy Awards, Freddie award|
|Spouse||Neal Shapiro (m. 1995)|
|Children||3 (Jared, Travis, and Mason)|
|Active Involvement||Founding board member of the Korean American Community Foundation|
|Notable Interviews||South Korean President Lee Myung-bak|
|Notable Reporting||Coverage of the 1991 Gulf War|
|Notable Series/Shows||Co-anchor of Nightline|
|Additional Involvement||Board member of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children|
|Relatives||Nephew: Mitch White (Toronto Blue Jays pitcher)|
|Residence||West Side of Manhattan|
Since 2003, Juju Chang has worked as a news anchor at ABC News, where she still holds this position. At the moment, she is a contributing reporter for 20/20 as well as a co-anchor for World News Tonight.
Chang spent his childhood in the United States of America despite having been born in South Korea. After receiving her degree in journalism from UC Berkeley, she worked at several news stations located around the state of California before relocating to Los Angeles and beginning her career at ABC.
14. Naveen Dhaliwal
|Full Name||Naveen Dhaliwal|
|Birthdate||April 17, 1989|
|Birthplace||Visalia, California, U.S.|
|Alma Mater||Mt. San Antonio College|
|Latest Assignment||Covering the United Nations General Assembly|
|Areas of Expertise||Politics, International Relations|
Naveen Dhaliwal has had the ambition to one day work in the field of journalism ever since she was a little kid. And in addition to that, there is a substantial amount of personal involvement in that professional job. After leaving her job as a speech therapist to follow her true calling, she decided to further her education by enrolling in a new program.
Naveen was an anchor and reporter for the morning program at News 12 Westchester before beginning her employment at WABC. There, she logged a significant amount of time behind the desk, reporting on severe weather and the MTA’s deadliest train accident in Valhalla in 2015.
15. Heather O’Rourke
|Heather O Rourke||Information|
|Full Name||Heather Michele O’Rourke|
|Birthdate||December 27, 1975|
|Birthplace||San Diego, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||American Child Actress|
|Breakthrough Role||Carol Anne Freeling in “Poltergeist”|
|Television Roles||Heather Pfister in “Happy Days”, Melanie in “Webster”|
|Films||“Poltergeist II: The Other Side”, “Poltergeist III”|
|Awards||Young Artist Award winner for “Webster”|
|Cause of Death||Congenital stenosis of the intestine complicated by septic shock|
|Resting Place||Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery|
Heather O’rourke is a journalist who was born and raised in the country that bears her country’s name, the United States of America. She now works at WABC, a station in New York City, New York, as a traffic officer. O’rourke served as a traffic cop at WPLJ in New York City, New York, for six years and two months before beginning his current position at WABC.
Since October 2011, Heather has been employed by WABC TV as a traffic officer in various capacities. In addition to that, she is responsible for covering breaking news for the station. Additionally, from the year 2013, she has been providing coverage and updates on the morning traffic.
16. Darla Miles
Darla Miles, a journalist, joined the Eyewitness News Team in 2009 and quickly rose through the ranks to become a general assignment correspondent. She was able to cover breaking news stories from throughout the world, such as the failed terrorist bombing attempt in Times Square and the arrest of Dominique Strauss.
She has been able to do interviews with well-known figures such as Senator John McCain, Oprah Winfrey, and Jesse Jackson. Her prior experience includes working for WFAA-TV in Dallas as a reporter and anchor. Additionally, she was a reporter for WTVD-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina.
17. Kemberly Richardson
She has won more than one Emmy Award due to the versatility she demonstrates in her role as a reporter. In addition to that, she has reported on a diverse assortment of topics about foreign affairs. Kemberly Richardson received her education at Syracuse University, and then she began her professional life at WNET in New York City.
In 2003, WABC became her employer, and she has stayed there till the present day. Her responsibilities include reporting on breaking news and participating in special interviews. She reported on a variety of events, including the terrorist assault on September 11, fashion week, the super bowl, and the royal wedding.
18. Elizabeth Vargas
|Full Name||Elizabeth Anne Vargas|
|Birthdate||September 6, 1962|
|Birthplace||Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Education||University of Missouri|
|Current Position||Lead Investigative Reporter/Documentary Anchor, A&E Networks|
|Previous Positions||Anchor of ABC’s 20/20 and ABC News specials|
|Notable Achievements||Emmy Award for coverage of the Elián González story|
|Languages||Fluent in English and Spanish|
|Children||Two sons: Zach and Sam|
|Stepchildren||Max and Emily|
|Memoir||“Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction”|
Elizabeth Vargas is a well-known television journalist working in the United States. At the moment, she works for A&E Networks as the primary investigative reporter as well as the documentary presenter. Before then, she had spent the previous 14 years serving as a TV presenter for the news magazine 20/20 on ABC as well as ABC News specials.
She has covered a lot of critical events, like the 9/11 attacks, since she was born in New York City. She’s been nominated for an Emmy and has won two Edward R. Murrow Awards for her reporting (one of which she won).
19. Linsey Davis
|Full Name||Linsey Davis|
|Birthdate||October 12, 1971 (age 51)|
|Current Roles||Anchor of Sunday edition of World News Tonight|
|Education||Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia|
|Notable Accomplishments||Longtime correspondent for ABC News, appearing on Good Morning America, 20/20, Nightline, and World News Tonight|
|Books Authored||How High Is Heaven? (2022)|
Linsey Davis is a senior national reporter for ABC News. In this role, she covers a variety of topics for the network, including breaking news, politics, and issues about national security.
Before leaving her post in December 2017, Davis served as a White House reporter for ABC News from June 2012 until that time. She reported on the Obama administration when she was stationed in the briefing room of the White House. Before that, she worked as a Pentagon reporter for ABC News for a total of three years, during which time she was based both at the Pentagon and at NATO HQ in Brussels, Belgium.
20. Candace McCowan
|Occupation||TV news personality, Reporter|
In December of 2016, Candace McCowan became a member of the crew of Eyewitness News, where she works as a reporter. Candace’s last job was at the NBC affiliate in Tampa, WFLA, where she served as a political reporter and a female anchor before joining WABC.
She went to New Hampshire to cover the primary there as well as several debates. Candace served as the anchor, presenter, and producer of a political show that aired on Sunday mornings. In addition, Candace gave the most recent information from Savannah, Georgia, as well as Memphis, Tennessee.
21. Cecilia Vega
|Full Name||Cecilia Marcellina Vega|
|Birthdate||January 7, 1977 (age 46)|
|Occupation||American journalist, news correspondent|
|Affiliation||60 Minutes, ABC News|
|Emmy Awards||2010 Emmy Award for Best Daytime Newscast (KGO-TV)|
|Education||American University School of Communication (1999)|
|Notable Positions||Senior White House Correspondent (ABC News)|
|Notable Coverage||Fukushima power plant disaster|
|Notable Interviews||Interview with U.S. President Donald Trump|
|Marriage||Married to Ricardo Jiménez, a California Highway Patrol officer|
Since April of 2017, Cecilia Vega has held the position of Chief White House Correspondent for ABC News. You may see her reporting on everything from presidential politics to the most recent controversy to rock the White House on ABC World News Tonight, Good Morning America, and other programs.
Vega started her broadcasting career in 2001 at WCVB-TV in Boston. In 2005, she moved to the Miami station of Univision to work as a reporter and anchor there. She worked as an anchor at WFTX-TV in Fort Myers, Florida, from 2007 to 2011, during which time she was awarded an Emmy for having the year’s best feature story (2009).
22. Cynthia McFadden
|Full Name||Cynthia McFadden|
|Born||May 27, 1956|
|Current Position||Senior Legal and Investigative Correspondent for NBC News|
|Previous Position||Co-anchor of Nightline and correspondent for ABC News|
|Education||Bowdoin College (B.A., 1978), Columbia Law School (J.D., 1984)|
|Career Highlights||Anchor of Primetime and Nightline, conducted significant interviews with celebrities and world leaders|
|Contributions||Contributor to wowOwow.com, hosted/co-hosted documentaries and specials on ABC|
|Other Roles||Co-chair of the board of IWMF (International Women’s Media Foundation), executor of Katharine Hepburn’s estate|
|Personal Life||Married to John Michael Davies (1989-1996), partner of James F. Hoge, Jr., has a son|
|Advocacy||Raises awareness for Crohn’s disease|
|Interests||Practices Transcendental Meditation, supports the work of the David Lynch Foundation|
Journalist, news presenter, and reporter Cynthia McFadden is a member of the media. Since 1999, she has been employed by ABC, where she first began her career as a journalist for the program World News Tonight.
She subsequently progressed through the ranks to earn positions as a co-anchor on Good Morning America and a co-host on 20/20 before taking over as the show’s sole host in 2011. In addition to hosting Nightline, she has also served as a reporter for several other well-known television programs, including Dateline NBC, Primetime: The Outsiders, and My Generation.
23. Kristin Thorne
|Full Name||Kristin Thorne|
|Date of Birth||March 5, 1988|
|Original Team||Harvey Brunswick Leschenault (SWFL)|
|Draft||2005 National draft, Sydney|
|Height||184 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||72 kg (159 lb)|
|Debut||Sydney Swans, Round 8|
|Debut Goal||Scored one goal against Carlton Blues|
|ACL Injury||Overcame ACL injury, like his brother “Ash”|
|Rookie Draft||Picked up by Sydney Swans in 2008 rookie draft|
|Return to Peel Thunder||Returned to Peel Thunder after Sydney delisted him|
|Career Highlight||Won Peel Thunder’s Dudley Tuckey Medal in 2011|
WABC-Eyewitness TV’s News on Long Island is covered by Kristin Thorne, who is a reporter. In the months leading up to her employment with Eyewitness News in January 2012, Kristin covered news for News 12 Westchester as a reporter. WHTM-TV ABC 27, which is located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was her former place of employment.
She is the recipient of one Emmy Award and has been nominated for more Emmys. In addition, she has been recognized with several Folio awards as well as two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, all of which recognize excellence in Long Island journalism.
24. Lucy Yang
|Full Name||Lucy Yang|
|Birthdate||April 17, 1989|
|Birthplace||Visalia, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||Journalist, News Reporter|
|Education||Mt. San Antonio College|
Lucy Yang has been employed with Eyewitness News in the capacity of general assignment journalist since 1993. She has covered topics for Eyewitness News, such as the firebombing of the subway, the issue surrounding Princess Diana in London, and the murder that occurred in Central Park.
Lucy covered the news for the Philadelphia station WPVI-Action TV for four years before joining the anchor team at ABC7. Her most recent employment is as a correspondent for the Long Island Report on WGLI-The TV.
25. Toni Yates
|Full Name||Toni Yates|
|Birthplace||Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.|
|Occupation||News reporter and anchorwoman|
|Employer||Eyewitness News WABC-TV|
|Role||New Jersey Reporter|
|Education||Florida State University (Major: Communications)|
|Previous Employers||WPHL-TV WB17, WTLV, WJXT, WTOC, WSAV, WGAL|
|Notable Assignments||Reporting on Jersey City police and firefighters|
|Residence||New Jersey, U.S.|
|Children||Austyn, Alexis, and Gabriel|
|Professional Affiliation||National Association of Black Journalists|
|Awards||[List of awards and recognitions]|
Toni Yates received her high school education at Bishop Kenny and was brought up in the city of Jacksonville, Florida. She is a proud Seminole and a graduate of Florida State University, where she earned a degree in communications and was a member of the Seminole tribe.
Toni began her broadcasting career in Savannah, Georgia, at WTOC, where she worked as a reporter before moving on to WSAV, where she now works as a weekend co-anchor. She has been back to her hometown on two separate occasions, the first time as a reporter for WTLV and the second time as a weekend co-anchor for WJXT.