Jessica Savitch (Jessica Beth Savitch)

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Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Jessica Savitch was born on February 1, 1947 in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Her father suddenly died when she was just 12 years old. It was he that encouraged her for a career in broadcast journalism. Jessica first considered a career in broadcasting while in high school. A friend then got her a job part-time reading the local news on the radio. When Jessica decided to major in communications at Ithaca College in New York, her faculty adviser bluntly told her that she was not part of broadcasting because she is a woman. Read more...