There are many good reporters in Washington DC news but we wanted to highlight the exceptional news anchors in DC as a supplement our women’s empowerment section of Publicity Magazine’s Print edition.
NABJ Hall of Famer, Maureen Bunyan is a 44-year veteran of television news. WJLA anchor Maureen Bunyan is one of the most respected and admired broadcasting journalists in the country and leads our list as the top news anchors in Washington DC are celebrated and appreciated.
Bunyan started her journalism career freelancing at the Milwaukee Journal while attending the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee nearby, then went on to television jobs at WGBH-TV in Boston and WCBS-TV in New York before arriving in Washington in 1973 and joining WTOP-TV (now WUSA-TV), a station that was known for its Eyewitness News team which included Max Robinson and Gordon Peterson.
Originally a reporter and weekend co-anchor with Patrick McGrath (now at WTTG-TV, and who has since retired), Bunyan was promoted to co-anchor alongside Peterson at 6 p.m. after Robinson joined ABC News in 1978 (she would add the 11 p.m. newscast a decade later) and settled in as a member of a local news team that also included sportscaster Glenn Brenner and meteorologist Gordon Barnes. In addition to reporting on major local, national and international stories, she also hosted the award-winning magazine programs 22:26 and Studio Nine.
As for Bunyan herself, she briefly worked for MSNBC and ran a public relations firm for a few years before returning to the Washington airwaves in February 1999 replacing Paul Berry as the lead anchor at WJLA-TV. Five years later, she was reunited with longtime friend and former WUSA co-anchor Gordon Peterson when they were teamed up on the 6 p.m. news. This has helped WJLA move from third to second place in that timeslot behind current leader WRC.
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Website: Maureen Bunyan Info / Contact
Photo Credit: Fox 5
Shawn Yancy earned an Edward R. Murrow Award for an investigative series on asbestos at The National Institutes of Health and earning an Emmy for Outstanding News Anchor in Washington, D.C.
She was awarded an Emmy for “Outstanding News Anchor” in Washington in 2006. She’s also been honored with various Associated Press and Golden Quill awards for her reporting on breaking news.
Prior to joining Fox 5, Yancy was an anchor/reporter for WTAE-TV, the ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh and an anchor for WKJG-TV, the NBC affiliate in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
She enjoys working with charitable organizations that promote the well-being of women, children and families. She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and an abstract artist. In her spare time… you’ll find her painting, reading, interior decorating and spending time with her family.
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Personal Website: www.shawnyancy.com
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Angie Goff is a cross-platform reporter and anchor for NBC Washington in Washington, DC. The Emmy-Award winning journalist has spent over a decade covering the news out in the field and from behind the desk.
At NBC4 Angie anchors the weekend editions of News4 Today and reports for all platforms. Social media plays a huge part in how and what she reports.
Prior to joining NBC4, Goff spent several years as a multi-media journalist at WUSA in Washington. She also anchored and reported for WIS-TV in Columbia, SC where she won an Emmy. Other stops in her career include KMEG-TV in Sioux City, Iowa, and Entertainment Tonight.
Goff’s reporting has taken her from the Iowa Caucuses to hurricane coverage along the East Coast.
She’s also involved with many community organizations including the Yellow Ribbon Fund and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. In recent years, Washington Life magazine named Goff one of the most influential Washingtonians under 40.
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Personal Website: http://www.ohmygoff.tv/
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Photo Credit: WJLA
Alison Starling is an Emmy Award winning anchor currently anchoring the 5PM and 11 PM newscasts with Leon Harris. In 2012, Alison won Emmys for Best Anchor and for Continuing Coverage for the 2011 Earthquake.
Alison enjoys working with a number of charitable organizations in the metro area including the events benefiting Breast Cancer research, the National Foundation for Cancer Research and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
She has had three Little Sisters from Big Brothers Big Sisters of America during the last ten years. Alison is also a member of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area. In 2009, Alison was named the National Capital Region’s Big Sister of the Year.
Alison produces and writes these reports and is always looking for exceptional women to showcase. Look for “Working Women” every other week on ABC7/WJLA-TV News at Five. To watch recent profiles of outstanding local women, find the “Working Woman” page on our website under the heading “On Your Side.”
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