The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour, and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV News by Sheila Weller

imageDiane Sawyer, Katie Couric and Christiane Amanpour, three women climbing and conquering in the male dominated field of news anchoring are featured in their personal and professional lives. Their lives differ greatly, each approached their careers differently, however, all three equally driven.

Personal sacrifices, issues to deal with are presented and explored. Their choices suffering criticism, unlike their male counterparts. Women almost always face the dilemma of career vs family, men rarely deal with this predicament suffering zero criticism and backlash. The information Weller provides stems from interviews with friends, coworkers, adversaries, acquaintances in a rather detailed manner, at times clashing with previously known information/stories which Weller kindly addresses.

A little too ‘dishy’ for my tastes, however it was interesting to read of females scratching and clawing, along with career struggles in a male dominated field, also educational regarding the news market in total.

A story of three very driven women, three women conquering with their share of personal costs. Challenges, victories, loss and sacrifices all offered to the reader.


Published September 30th 2014 by Penguin Press HC, The
Hardcover, 496 pages
ISBN13: 9781594204272
A copy provided in exchange for an honest review


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