After a fruitful years being television’s first female journalists, Marlene Sanders passed away at the age of 84.
TV Pioneer, Marlene Sanders born on January 10, 1931, an American news and television executive died of cancer at age of 84 on July 14, 2015, Tuesday.
Sanders married to television producer Jerome Toobin, died in 1984.
The couple had one child, Jeffrey Toobin, a lawyer, author and CNN and New Yorker journalist.
In the year 1955, Sanders accepted low-level job in television news after failing to land steady work in theater.
She worked for Ted Yates, the producer for Mike Wallace of CBS, eventually Sanders became associate producer of the show and, after Wallace left, became a co producer.
Sanders, the first woman to cover the Vietnam war from the field and first woman vice president of the ABC News division.
In 1994, Sanders co-authored a book, “Waiting for Prime Time: The Women of Television News”, taught at both New York University and Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
According to Bill Moyers, journalist and political commentator, “Marlene Sanders got there first” ,”That women are finally recognized as first-rate professionals is due in no small part to the path-breaking courage of Marlene Sanders.”
She will be missed by all.” NYU professor Mary W. Quigley said Sanders “truly was an amazing woman” in her professional accomplishments and her personal style.
“She was a tough, demanding teacher, famous for her weekly news quizzes,” she added, who has written books about motherhood and work and blogs for the AARP. “She really pushed students yet was beloved by them, many of whom are now working in the TV industry. She was scheduled to teach next fall — not bad for 84! — until she took ill a few weeks ago.
Sanders was known for helping in any obstacles women faced in broadcasting in her time. IMAGE/VARIETY.COM