10 Black Female Firsts in TV Journalism Around the World

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  • Tamron Hall Makes TV Journalism History
  • Audrey Pulvar
  • Belva Davis
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Noraly Beyer
  • Jayne Kennedy
  • Alyce Chavunduka
  • Claudia Unterweger
  • Barbara Blake Hannah
  • Ethel L. Payne
  • Nadia Crow

Belva Davis

Eight-time Emmy Award-winning journalist Belva Davis was the first Black female TV journalist in Western America. She made her television debut in 1963 for KTVU, a Bay Area television station, covering an African-American beauty pageant.

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