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|Birth:||1st February, 1947|
|Death:||23rd October, 1983|
|Profession:||Journalist, News Presenter|
Jessica Beth Savitch was born in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA. She was an American newscaster and TV journalist, best known for being the weekend anchor of NBC Nightly News and daily presenter of NBC News updates during the late 1970s and early 1980s. She also hosted PBS's public affairs documentary program Frontline from its January 1983 debut until her death in an automobile accident later that year. She graduated from Ithaca College in 1968. In 1979, she received an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Ithaca College, her alma mater. She was elected to the college's Board of Trustees in 1980. The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia posthumously inducted Savitch into their Hall of Fame in 2006. She is the author of book, entitled Anchorwoman (memoir).
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