Who Are Some Famous Women News Anchors?


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Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer, Robin Roberts, Rachel Maddow and Barbara Walters are famous women news anchors. Couric serves as the global news anchor on Yahoo.com, Roberts co-anchors ABC's "Good Morning America," Maddow hosts MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show," Sawyer creates special segments for ABC News, and Walters guest co-hosts "The View," as of 2015.

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Who Are Some Famous Women News Anchors?
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Barbara Walters' long career as a broadcast journalist and news anchor started in 1961 when she began working at NBC's "The Today Show." She became the show's first female co-host in 1974, and two years later she joined ABC News. She hosted "ABC Evening News" until 1978, and began her "20/20" series in 1984. Walters was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1989, and won three Daytime Emmys during her career.

Katie Couric has anchored and hosted such notable television news programs as "The Today Show," "CBS Evening News" and "60 Minutes." She is one of the few people to have hosted on all three of the major television networks in the United States: CBS, ABC and NBC. Couric received induction into the Television Hall of Fame in 2004.

Rachel Maddow began her career on the radio as a co-host on "The Dave in the Morning Show," and became the first openly-gay anchor of a prime-time news show in the United States when her political news program "The Rachel Maddow Show" launched in 2008. In 2010, Maddow earned an award for Outstanding Achievement in News and Television from the Television Critics Association.

Robin Roberts was the first journalist to interview Barack Obama after his 2008 presidential inauguration. During her time with "Good Morning America," the program has won four Daytime Emmys. Roberts received the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2014.

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