TV News Pioneer Vents Anger Over Perceived Snub by Barbara Walters; Was She 'Erased From ABC History'? TheWrap
A veteran TV newscaster is venting her anger over what she sees as a snub surrounding Barbara Walters' departure from "The View."
TheWrap.com reports that Carole Simpson, who became the first African-American woman to anchor a major network newscast while she was at NBC before going on to a long career with ABC News, took to Facebook to vent her frustration.
Simpson, who retired from ABC News in 2006, wrote, “I wonder why I wasn't included among the two dozen network newswomen and anchors who feted Barbara Walters at a private party and then on ‘The View'?”
She continued, “We both worked at NBC and ABC at the same times. She is my idol and I believe she knows that. At first I was very sad and now I am very mad. 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.”