A true pioneer in broadcasting, Savitch fought gender discrimination to land news-anchor jobs in Houston and Philadelphia.At age 30 she become the first woman to anchor the weekend news for NBC, where she also covered Capitol Hill.died 30 years ago tonight on the rainy fall evening of October 23.I’ll be wearing one of her amethyst birthstone rings – a gift from her sister, Lori, whose website celebrates Savitch’s legacy as a a groundbreaking TV news star of the 1970s and ’80s.“It’s a conversation that happens among gay people about sexual fluidity — about being devoutly gay, if you will, but there’s a spectrum.
To research my cautionary biography, Golden Girl: The Story of Jessica Savitch (1988), I interviewed hundreds of her friends, co-workers and family members. Photos: Famous People We’ve Lost in 2014 I’m making my pilgrimage to the Delaware Canal – where Savitch drowned at 36 when a car driven by her date, 34-year-old New York Post executive Martin Fischbein, tumbled into its dark waters – because every woman in journalism owes her a debt of thanks.
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