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Jessica Savitch
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    (February 2, 1948-October 23, 1983)
    Nicknamed 'Golden Girl' (Newsweek-January, 1979)
    DJ at WBBF-AM, Rochester NY (1966)
    Anchor for CBS affiliate, KHOU-TV in Houston (1971)
    NBC affiliate weekend anchor in Philadelphia (1972)
    'NBC Nightly News-Sunday Edition' anchor (1977)
    'NBC Nightly News' substitute anchor, making her the first woman to anchor a weekday NBC newscast
    Panelist on 'Meet The Press'
    Hosted 'Frontline'
    Her first marriage lasted only 10 months.
    Her second marriage ended when she found her husband hanging from a basement rafter in their Washington town house.
    She was heavilly rumored to be a drug user (including an on-air newscast meltdown).
    She was affectionately called 'Jessica Savage' by some male chauvinist reporters.
    She had a nose job.
    She had a speech impediment.
    She pioneered the woman news anchor position for others to follow, such as Barbara Walters.
    Her father died when she was only twelve.
    She won numerous awards, including four Emmys, the prestigious Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia University Award and the Clarion Award for Women in Communication (1974).
    She earned these awards because of her coverage on women’s issues.
    Her series, 'Rape... The Ultimate Violation,' not only won awards, but was responsible for 'a revision of laws (in three states) regarding the treatment of rape victims and the prosecution of rapists in those states.'
    She was only 37 when she died (1983).
    She and Martin Fischbein (vice president of The New York Post) left the restaurant, Chez Odette (in New Hope, Pennsylvania), in a downpour of rain.
    He mistakenly drove down a towpath that led to the Delaware Canal.
    The couple were drowned along with her Siberian Husky, Chewy (October 23, 1983).
    A male faculty advisor in college told her there was 'no place for broads in broadcasting.'
    Research: Tim Howard
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 10 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 19 Votes: 52.63% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 10 Votes: 30.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 17 Votes: 58.82% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 52 Votes: 63.46% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 18 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 53 Votes: 75.47% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 35 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 41 Votes: 39.02% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 43 Votes: 39.53% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 158 Votes: 62.03% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 144 Votes: 47.92% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 226 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 306 Votes: 53.59% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 627 Votes: 50.24% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1771 Votes: 53.70% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 927 Votes: 36.46% Annoying
 
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