Mississippi is home to some of the finest talent United States of America has produced and media broadcasting is not an exception. Given below is the list of some of the most remarkable Mississippians from this field;
Oprah Winfrey is an institution in herself. She is the woman who has revolutionised the tabloid talk show genre with her more intimate confessional form of media correspondence. Pioneer of the famous self titled show, she has broken all barriers of philanthropic limitations through media; her program being the highest rated one of the genre is a testament to that fact.
Ranked as the richest African American of the 20th Century, Winfrey was born in humble circumstances and struggled her way through to the top. Once there, she made sure to cash in and in doing so, has changed the lives of thousands of people, directly or indirectly. Till now, she is one of the most respect anchors in the world and the most influential one as well.
Robin Roberts is the anchor of ABC’s morning show Good Morning America, which is the Number 1 American morning show as per April 2012. Winner of three Emmy awards, Roberts started off her career as a sports caster and joined the ESPN in 1990. From there on, started a journey which saw Roberts work for ABC in the capacity of a featured reporter and later as an anchor of the famous morning show.
Roberts had a penchant for basketball right from her early age. Even in the broadcasting business, he focus remained on the game and in 2001; she received the Mel Greenberg Media Award, presented by the WBCA. She was also recently inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, the class of 2012, for her contribution to the sport.
Anchor of the self titled show on CNN primetime which focussed on US politics and co-anchor of NBC’s Weekend Today, Campbell Brown is a former news anchor, who has one Emmy award in her career. After working for some local media centres in Kansas, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, Brown joined the NBC news back in 1996. She covered the Kosovo war and was the White House correspondent for NBC, before eventually being selected for co-anchoring in Weekend Today. She left NBC in 2007, and carried program like the CNN Election centre and Campbell Brown.
Angela McGlowan is the ideal blend of beauty and brains. Born in 1970, Angela won the Miss District of Columbia USA pageant in 1994 and then went on to chose political broadcasting as her profession. She is a political commentator and the Chief Executive officer of Political Strategies & Insights (PSI), a firm which deals in political, public related and legal matters and is based in Oxford, Mississippi.
Angela has also tried her hand in politics. She ran for Congress in 2010, but lost in the primaries. She is currently workings as a political and business analyst for both Fox News and Fox Business Network, and is also the author of Bamboozled: How Americans Are Being Exploited by the Lies of the Liberal Agenda, which was a best seller.