In the 1960s, behind the scenes of a major news station was no place for a woman. Yet it was exactly where Lorraine Hillman was meant to be.
Hillman grew up in Hollywood, fascinated with the action-packed world of news. She read the papers voraciously, eventually setting a career in news as her goal-and young Hillman took her first step toward that goal in 1957, when she was hired as an entry-level secretary for CBS's Television City. But Hillman didn't stop there. She pestered the bureau chief for a job in the newsroom until, six years later, she finally landed one with Channel 2 in Los Angeles. She was one of only two women among forty-two white men.
The next decades were as interesting offscreen as on. Hillman helped cover historical landmarks, like the Manson cult and the O. J. Simpson trial. But she also pushed for diversity and inclusion in the newsroom, finally seeing more women and minorities added to Channel 2's staff.
You don't spend a lifetime in news without collecting a few stories of your own, and Hillman's is one of courage and passion. See her determination for yourself in this tell-all memoir.
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About the Author
Now retired, author Lorraine Hillman had an illustrious forty-year career in television news. Her work has earned eight Golden Mike Awards for excellence in TV news coverage, multiple Los Angeles Press Club awards, and two Emmys. Both the mayor and the Los Angeles City Council have honored her achievements.