December 7, 1941 is not only etched in history for the attack on Pear Harbor, it’s also the birthday of news broadcast journalist, author Carole Simpson, the first African-American woman to anchor a national news broadcast. Carole began her career in Chicago on WCFL radio before moving to local television station WBBM and onto ABC news in 1975. In 1992 She made history when she became the first woman of color to moderate a presidential debate. Carole retired from ABC in 2006 and taught journalism until 2019 at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.

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