About NewsLady: The Book


NewsLady is the memoir of a trailblazing African American woman journalist whose life is about “firsts.” Carole Simpson was the first woman to broadcast radio news in Chicago, the first African American woman to anchor a local newscast in the same city, the first African American woman national network television correspondent, the first African American woman to anchor a national network newscast and the first woman or minority to moderate a presidential debate.

Hers is a story of survival in a male-dominated profession that placed the highest premium on white males. In this book she recounts how she endured and conquered sex discrimination and racial prejudice to reach the top ranks of her profession. Along the way she covered some of the most important news events over the four decades of her illustrious broadcasting career. Her inspirational story is for all trying to succeed in a corporate environment.

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Tom Wetherall January 18, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Carole, Just placed my order for your book. I am happy to see you chronicle your amazing life. I am looking forward to a great read! Best always, Tom

KevinRay March 19, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Dear Mrs.Simpson,
Thank you for carrying the torch of journalism in the courageous and brazen spirit of Ida B.Wells. Thank you for uncloaking the byzantine veil that permeates our national newsrooms. As a gentlemen of color, I earnestly appreciate your candid admonishments, of the shades of racism!
Best Regards,

Kathryn Quigley September 12, 2011 at 10:31 am

Dear News Lady: I just finished your book. Thank you for all you did for female journalists like myself!

Lon R. Braun September 22, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Always enjoyed your Sunday newscasts and wondered what had happened to you. A friend of mine told me about your book. Just finished reading it and all I can say is fantastic!
Take care.

Christena Komada January 4, 2012 at 4:58 pm

We would like to thank you all over again for the wonderful ideas you offered Jeremy when preparing a post-graduate research in addition to, most importantly, regarding providing the many ideas in one blog post. Provided we had been aware of your site a year ago, we may have been kept from the pointless measures we were taking. Thank you very much.

John January 27, 2012 at 10:43 pm

May you stay forever young! 🙂

Jean July 7, 2012 at 4:34 am

Thank you for sharing your story at the NPN conference. I purchased the last book on ship and I would like to use the $10.00 credit to purchase one for a friend. Please advise.

Have a safe journey home.

superadmin July 8, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Jean, I tried to remember who I owed $10 to but failed. How about this? Order a book on Carole’s website carolesimpson.com and tell me on the comments page how you would like it addressed. I will put the $10 inside the cover.

Nice to See you again and good luck.

Jim Marshall

P. Butter July 26, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Have you seen the new batman?

superadmin July 30, 2012 at 11:17 am

Not yet. Should I?

La'Barbara Nattiel August 26, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Hello Carole,
You have been my role model since first seeing you in the news media. I always tell my children that I want to be and talk like Carole Simpson.I am now studying at GCU and tonight my assignment is to write a role model review and of course I am researching for information regarding my favorite person Ms. Carole Simpson.Bless you!!!

La’Barbara Kirk

Pat Grondin October 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Candy C was very unprofessional in her blatant support for Pres Obama. If she had these opinions she should have not been the moderator. I would love to have women moderate the debate, but don’t be biased like Candy.

Another thing, if Pres Obama went to a person’s wedding (eg 2nd debate moderator), you shouldn’t be the moderator. This presents a perceived bias; we all know about perceptions…..

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