Jeanne Parr, CBS Reporter and Chris Noth’s Mother, Dies at 92

TV journalist is credited with being one of the first women to occupy the role at the network

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Jeanne Parr, a former CBS correspondent and mother to actor Chris Noth, has died at 92 years old.

According to ABC News, Parr passed away in Hawaii where she lived in retirement.

Parr worked in television in Connecticut and Wisconsin when she caught the attention of a producer for CBS in New York during an appearance on “What’s My Line” (pictured above). She relocated to New York, where she was a weather reporter and, eventually, a news correspondent for the local CBS affiliate.

She is credited with being one of the first such women to occupy the role at CBS, according to People Magazine.

“She never accepted anything less than her dreams. And she wanted those same qualities for her children. She lived long and died surrounded by those she loved and who loved her,” Noth told People.

Noth’s representatives have not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

The actor is best known for his role on recently-concluded CBS series “The Good Wife” and for playing Mr. Big on HBO’s “Sex and the City.”