Week of Firsts- Fact of the Day 9/26


In 1974, the first Asian American network news reporters were Ken Kashiwahara and Connie Chung. In 1969, Connie Chung started her career in Journalism at WTTG-TV in Washington, DC, where she was a news writer, reporter, and even a copy person. She was a correspondent for the CBS Evening News in Washington D.C. with Walter Cronkite in the early 1970s, during the Watergate political scandal. On June 1, 1993, she became the second woman to co-anchor a major network's national news broadcast and also the first Asian American to be a nightly news anchor on a major TV network. Ken Kashiwahara  was a two-time Emmy Award winning broadcaster who was the first male Asian American correspondent on network news.



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