Janet Wood (American reporter in Europe)
Lisa K. Howard
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I don't think my success [as a journalist] has anything to do with being a woman. Call it tenacity or resourcefulness or refusing to take no for an answer.
One of the first women to have her own television news show, she became the central intermediary in the Kennedy-Castro dialogue. Howard had been an actress and soap opera star before she broke into journalism in 1960 by scoring the first major interview with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev at the United Nations. She was hired by ABC news as a reporter and subsequently became the anchor for ABC's...