“The black woman anchor, who had to speak her mind for herself and others, is erased from ABC history,” the veteran newscaster says on Facebook
Apparently every prominent female journalist didn’t get the invite to Barbara Walters’ farewell episode.
Carole Simpson, a veteran ABC newscaster, took to Facebook Saturday to address her exclusion from “The View” taping while posting a picture of the epic goodbye photo of the many broadcast newswomen who did take part.
“I wonder why I wasn’t included among the two dozen network newswomen and anchors who feted Barbara Walters at a private party and then on ‘The View?'” Simpson, 72, postulated. “We both worked at NBC and ABC at the same times.”
“I guess ABC News, after my 24 years there, still considers me persona non grata.” Simpson continued.
Simpson and Walters became colleagues in 1982. Walters quickly became a positive influence on Simpson’s life and career, telling Simpson not to run for Congress because she could reach a wider audience in the newsroom.
“The black woman anchor, who had to speak her mind for herself and others, is erased from ABC history,” Simpson said.
Read her Facebook post below: