Jessica Savitch Biography
Birthday: February 1, 1947 (Aquarius)
Born In: Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States
Jessica Beth Savitch was a popular American TV journalist. She was the first woman anchor to present evening news broadcast in Southern United States during late 1970s. She worked as a weekend anchor for NBC Nightly News and presented daily updates on NBC News. Jessica also hosted a documentary program called ‘PBS's Public Affairs’ on American TV series known as ‘Frontline’ that was aired from January 1983 and was associated with the program until her death in a road accident later that year. Savitch was renowned for her audience appeal and on-camera news reading skills. On the other hand, Savitch also drew criticism for her erratic news presentation on live broadcast of a short NBC News update and for her troubled personal life. She started her first job as a newsreader with a local radio station. Her father was the one who encouraged her to pursue a career in broadcast journalism. With that motivation, she decided to pursue a major in communications. After initial struggles, Jessica rose to fame as a popular news presenter in the early 1980s claiming a compensation equal to that of male anchors and correspondents of those times. Jessica met with a fatal road accident on October 23, 1983.