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Cassie Mackin

TV Personality

Catherine Patricia "Cassie" Mackin (28 August 1939 - 20 November 1982) was a pioneer woman journalist in United States television network broadcasting. In 1976 she became the first woman to regularly anchor an evening network newscast alone. In the early 1970s she anchored a WRC-TV newscast and in 1972 became NBC's first female correspondent to serve as a floor reporter at the national political conventions. Mackin was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She won a four-year scholarship to the Institute of Notre Dame before entering Washington College in 1956. A year later she transferred to the University of Maryland at College Park. While a student there, she worked for the now defunct Free State Press, a weekly paper published in suburban Washington, D.C. She graduated magna cum laude in June 1960 with a B.A. degree in English and minors in economics and history. After graduation, Mackin obtained a position at the Baltimore News-American. Beginning as a general assignment reporter, she held a variety of positions before she left the paper in 1963. Between 1960 and 1962 she made guest appearances on both a Baltimore news panel show and on a morning variety show. From 1963  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1939-08-28

Education

Institution From To
University of Maryland, College Park
Harvard University
Institute of Notre Dame

Death

Date of death
1982-11-20

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