Broadcast journalist who became the first African-American woman to anchor a major network news show when she joined NBC News in 1974. In 1982, she began anchoring ABC's World News Tonight.
After graduating from the University of Michigan, she worked for radio and television stations in Chicago, Illinois.
Shortly after moderating a debate among presidential candidates Bill Clinton, George Bush, and Ross Perot, she won the 1992 Journalist of the Year Award from the National Association of Black Journalists.
She married James Edward Marshall in 1966.
Like Bob Young, she once anchored World News Tonight.