For every two minutes of glamour, there are eight hours of hard work.
No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one.
Never refuse an assignment except when there is a conflict of interest, a potential of danger to you or your family, or you hold a strongly biased attitude about the subject under focus.
In the beginning, my mother humored me when I told her I wanted to be a reporter.
The bad news is that 50 people died in a hotel fire; the good news is that we got exclusive footage.
News events cannot be controlled, nor can newscasts be mapped out like entertainment shows.
I worked half my life to be an overnight success, and still it took me by surprise.
The latest wrinkle is on wrinkles. There is a widespread belief that women can't grow old in television news.
Many senators have developed a canny sense of what will play best for the audience.
How valuable NBC Magazine was in my career is questionable.
Our free enterprise system of disseminating information is collectively referred to as The Media. But there is no collective.
One reason I left local news was that I was tired of the constant musical chairs among news directors.
Newscasters cannot call attention to themselves by being too attractive or too unattractive.
News reporting is a cycle: No matter how much you work at sending a message, it's only successful if it's received.
I hadn't realized until I covered the police beat just how seedy crime is.
My most lucrative job in college was a stint as the regional Dodge Girl.
My goal was to be a network correspondent by the time I was 30.
My current goal is to place a moratorium on goals.
Texas was defined by its larger-than-life characters, particularly politicians.
Women may not have it easy, but we are given a fairer chance to reach for the top.
In interviews I gave early on in my career, I was quoted as saying it was possible to have it all: a dynamic job, marriage, and children. In some respects, I was a social adolescent.
Although I was entirely relaxed on camera, if I had to stand up and say something to an assembled group of people, I was rendered all but inarticulate.
Women were seldom given quality assignments or adequate air time.
When I was a little girl in the 1950s, it would not have been possible for me to say, I want to be an anchorwoman when I grow up.
The single life is not one I willingly chose for myself.
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