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Kathleen Sullivan (Journalist) Biography
Kathleen Sullivan is an American television journalist. She was hired as CNN anchor in 1980 by former president Reese Schonfeld. Her work has been involved in nearly every area of broadcasting. For more than ten years, Kathleen was a news anchor, working at CNN, ABC News and CBS News. She is a blogger for The Huffington Post.
Kathleen received an Emmy nomination for Best Sportscaster as the first woman and also received two Emmy nominations for her work as anchor of E! Entertainment’s E! News Daily, which she hosted after anchoring full-time coverage of the 1995 O.J. Simpson murder trial.
She has been nominated for Emmy Awards in news, sports and entertainment.
Kathleen Sullivan Age
She was born on May 17, 1953 in Pasadena , California, United States. She is 66 years old as of 2019.
Kathleen Sullivan Journalist Married
Kathleen in 1985 she married Michael Kiner, but they divorced after four years of marriage.
Kathleen Sullivan ABC
When Kathleen moved to ABC, she debuted ABC World News This Morning with co-anchor Steve Bell in 1982, substituted for co-host Joan Lunden on Good Morning America, anchored ABC World News Saturday, and started the first national-network health program, The Health Show. Kathleen reported live during the 1980s, from political conventions, summit meetings, state funerals and the Olympic Games. She broadcast live from Buckingham Palace in London to report the royal wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales.
Kathleen in 1984 she became the first woman to anchor a telecast of the Olympic Games. During the 1984 Winter Olympics, held in Sarajevo Kathleen was an in-studio anchor for ABC’s coverage of the Olympics , and later that year during the 1984 Summer Olympics, held in Los Angeles, California
Kathleen Sullivan CNN
Starting her career in local television, in 1980 she became the first female anchor hired by CNN.
Kathleen became the first American woman to broadcast live from the Soviet Union when she went there to interview Russian cosmonauts for the Soviet Pre-Olympic festival. Sullivan was picked by Ted Turner to help launch his Cable News Network in 1980.
Kathleen Sullivan CBS
Kathleen moved in 1987 to CBS News to become co-anchor with Harry Smith of CBS This Morning. From November 30, 1987 until February 23, 1990 She served as co-anchor of the program , after which she left CBS News. During Kathleen’s time at CBS, She was the only American journalist who was invited by U.S. President Ronald Reagan to a 1987 White House state dinner honoring Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and celebrating the end of the Cold War. Her reporting on Hurricane Hugo in South Carolina in 1989 won her and CBS News an Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Breaking News Event.
In 1980, along with 12 men and Ted Turner’s money, she helped create the Cable News Network. After co-hosting “Good Morning America”, “World News This Morning” and “ABC World News Tonight Saturday” for ABC, she moved to CBS News to anchor “CBS This Morning.”
Kathleen was the first woman to host the Olympics, to broadcast live from the Soviet Union and to interview the cosmonauts. She was the only American journalist invited by President and Mrs. Reagan to the 1987 White House State Dinner honoring Mikhail Gorbachev and celebrating the end of the Cold War.
While at ABC she created the first network health show and was host of two syndicated health shows in the 1980s. She also worked to fight the stigma surrounding mental illness. She sits on the SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration) Advisory Council, to which she was appointed by the White House in January 2003.
Kathleen anchored the 1992 Summer Olympics, held in Barcelona, for NBC’s pay-per-view Olympics Triplecast.Kathleen Sullivan Photo
Kathleen Sullivan NBC News
Kathleen anchored the 1992 Summer Olympics, held in Barcelona, for NBC’s pay-per-view Olympics Triplecast.
Kathleen Sullivan journalist Net worth
There is no official record of Kathleen’s net worth. She always keeps her personal life secret from the media.
Kathleen Sullivan Gray Hair
Actually, Kathleen said that her hair color didn’t really change. ”I have not gone gray,” she explains. ”I`ve had gray hair since I was 12. But when I went to CBS, the lighting was different, so it became more obvious.”
On the first day on-air, the lighting change was so dramatic that her hair looked totally white. From that time, the lights have been toned down somewhat, but the dramatic white remains highly visible.