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Carole Simpson


Simpson, a graduate of the University of Michigan, began her career on radio at WCFL in Chicago, Illinois. She moved to television at Chicago's WMAQ and onto NBC News in 1974, becoming the first African-American woman to anchor a major network newscast. She joined ABC News in 1982, and was an anchor for the Weekend edition of World News Tonight from 1988 until October 2003. Simpson became the first minority woman to moderate a presidential debate when she moderated the debate held between George H. W. BushBill Clinton, and Ross Perot, at Richmond, Virginia, in 1992. That same year she was the recipient of the Journalist of the Year Award from the National Association of Black Journalists. Simpson is on the Advisory Council at the IWMF (International Women's Media Foundation). Simpson retired from ABC News in 2006 to begin teaching journalism at Emerson College in Boston.

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