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*Marlene Sanders, ’48, was one of the first women to break into television journalism, where she compiled an outstanding resume as a reporter in the field and as an Emmy Award-winning journalist and producer of documentaries. She passed away in July 2015 at the age of 84 and is being inducted into the Shaker Heights Hall of Fame posthumously. Ms. Sanders is best known for changing forever the role of women in the field of broadcasting. She was the first woman to anchor a network evening newscast in 1964 when she substituted for an ailing colleague, Ron Cochran, on ABC News. She reported from Vietnam in 1966 and later took over for Sam Donaldson as the anchor of the ABC’s “Weekend News” for three months in 1971. In 1976, she became a Vice President at ABC News, the first female to hold such a position at a major network. In 1978, Ms. Sanders moved to CBS News, where she also wrote and produced documentaries. Ms. Sanders also co-authored a book, “Waiting for Prime Time: The Women of Television News” and taught at New York University and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
 
*Inducted Posthumously 
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