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.
Mistakes are not always the result of someone's ineptitude.
To get it first is important - but more important is to get it right.
My current goal is to place a moratorium on goals.
I worked half my life to be an overnight success, and still it took me by surprise.
The bad news is that 50 people died in a hotel fire; the good news is that we got exclusive footage.
News reporting is a cycle: No matter how much you work at sending a message, it's only successful if it's received.
The code of the road is, if there is anything to eat, eat; if there is a place to sit, sit; if there is a restroom, go.
News events cannot be controlled, nor can newscasts be mapped out like entertainment shows.
Our free enterprise system of disseminating information is collectively referred to as The Media. But there is no collective.
The relationship between talent — a term loosely applied to those who work on-air — and management is uneasy, at best.
A fact of modern life is that it takes women longer to get ready than men.
News events are like Texas weather. If you don't like it, wait a minute.
Women may not have it easy, but we are given a fairer chance to reach for the top.
In real life, events seem much less dramatic.
In the beginning, my mother humored me when I told her I wanted to be a reporter.
Many senators have developed a canny sense of what will play best for the audience.
It had not occurred to me that marriage requires the same effort as a career. And unlike a career, marriage requires a joint effort.
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.
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.
I hadn't realized until I covered the police beat just how seedy crime is.
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