10 Black Female Firsts in TV Journalism Around the World

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

Oprah Winfrey

While Davis was conquering the West Coast, Oprah Winfrey was making a name for herself in Tennessee. At the age of 19, she became the youngest person and the first African-American woman to anchor the news at Nashville's WTVF-TV.

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