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.
In the beginning, my mother humored me when I told her I wanted to be a reporter.
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.
The bad news is that 50 people died in a hotel fire; the good news is that we got exclusive footage.
Anyone who writes an autobiographical work at the age of 34 is, at best, presumptuous. It occurred to me that it was time to set the record straight.
My current goal is to place a moratorium on goals.
In real life, events seem much less dramatic.
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.
Being a novelty had its advantages.
The idea of stardom was difficult to grasp. It was like being schizophrenic; there was her, the woman on television, and the real me.
The latest wrinkle is on wrinkles. There is a widespread belief that women can't grow old in television news.
To get it first is important - but more important is to get it right.
I have had a lifelong phobia of snakes.
The most important event I covered was the Panama Canal debate, which dragged on for months.
What is the value of sticking a microphone in a man's face right after he has learned of his wife's death?
Men still control the news, both on and off camera.
A press card does not provide you with an invisible shield. You're flesh and blood.
Texas was defined by its larger-than-life characters, particularly politicians.
Our free enterprise system of disseminating information is collectively referred to as The Media. But there is no collective.
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.
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.
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