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Carole Simpson
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    (December 7, 1940- )
    Born in Chicago, Illinois
    ABC News anchor (1988-2006)
    ABC News correspondent (1982-88)
    Washington D.C. correspondent for NBC Nightly News (1974- 82)
    First African-American woman to anchor a major network newscast
    When she moderated the Bush-Clinton-Perot debate it was dubbed 'the Oprah-style debate.'
    She was suspended from the anchor desk after an erroneous report about a colleague receiving an anthrax letter (2001).
    She publicly took issue with being excluded from the Barbara Walters’ Farewell episode on The View.
    She reacted to the slight in an angry Facebook post which read: 'I guess ABC News, after my 24 years there, still considers me persona non grata. The black woman anchor, who had to speak her mind for herself and others, is erased from ABC history.'
    She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
    She was both the first minority and first woman (of any color) to moderate a Presidential debate.
    She was the recipient of the Journalist of the Year Award from the National Association of Black Journalists.
    She established six scholarships for women and minorities majoring in journalism.
    She reported live from the Philippines while covering the overthrow of Ferdinand Marcos (1986).
    She was beaten by a South African police officer while covering the release of Nelson Mandela.
    She had several experiences of harassment - both sexist and racial - during her time on network news.
    She turned down an offer from ABC to stay on the network as a roving news ambassador who hosted annual Black History Month segments.

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    For 2020, as of last week, Out of 18 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
 
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