Pauley wins a Cronkite

PHOENIX, June 26 (UPI) -- U.S. television newswoman Jane Pauley has been picked to receive the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Pauley will be given the award Nov. 12 by Arizona State University, The Arizona Republic reported Monday.


The veteran newswoman anchored NBC's "Today Show" from 1976-1990, as well as anchoring the network's weekend news and other news programs.

"She has been one of the leading voices in broadcast journalism for a long time," Cronkite School Dean Christopher Callahan said. "I can tell you that from a journalism school perspective, she's been a great role model for a lot of young women who were thinking about going into the field."

Cronkite says he has long been a "great admirer" of hers. "Her standard of excellence as a news anchor and her in-depth interviews have earned her the respect of colleagues with whom she's worked -- and those of us who wish we had," he said in a statement.

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