|Ida B. Wells|
2. Barbara Walters (b. 1929), first woman to anchor an American evening news program on a major network.
4. Diane Sawyer (b. 1945), first female correspondent on CBS' 60 Minutes. Sawyer is well known for reporting documentaries and investigative journalism. She is the anchor of ABC's evening newscast World News. Sawyer previously co-anchored ABC's Good Morning America.
5. Nellie Bly (1867–1922), an American journalist who led an exposé in which she faked insanity to study a mental institution from within.
7. Katie Couric (b. 1957), first female anchor to host her own weekday network evening news broadcast, and an anchor and managing editor of CBS Evening News with Katie Couric. Prior to joining CBS, Couric co-anchored NBC's Today Show from 1991 to 2006.
8. Margaret Fuller (1810–1850), first full-time book reviewer in journalism and first female foreign correspondent.
|Martha Gellhorn with Ernest Hemingway|
10. Katharine Graham (1917–2001), publisher of The Washington Post through the Watergate era and the publication of the Pentagon Papers.
11. Rachel Maddow (b. 1973), host of MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show, first openly-gay anchor of a prime-time American news show in the United States.
13. Ann Compton (b. 1947), is an American former news reporter and White House correspondent for ABC News Radio. She was the first woman reporting for WDBJ TV, a CBS affiliate in Roanoke. (She graduated from my alma mater and her career started here in my hometown. I have long admired her.)
Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here if you want to read other Thursday Thirteens and/or play along. I've been playing for a while and this is my 490th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.