When I first anchored in 1970, I had never seen a woman anchor a news show.
The news anchor is exactly that - an anchor, a center, a focus.
Being a novelty had its advantages.
In interviews I gave early on in my career, I was quoted as saying it was possible to have it all: a dynamic job, marriage, and children. In some respects, I was a social adolescent.
Women were seldom given quality assignments or adequate air time.
I very much wanted to be accepted by my peers, to be considered a serious journalist.