In 1965 Trudy Haynes became the first African-American TV reporter in Philadelphia when she started working at Channel 3. Before joining KYW-TV, Haynes was the first Black TV reporter and weathercaster when she debuted on WXYZ-TV in Detroit, Michigan in 1963. Haynes remained at Eyewitness News for more than 30 years, retiring in 1988. Throughout her career, Haynes has interviewed news and entertainment celebrities from President Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to Sylvester Stallone, Denzel Washington and Tupac Shakur. She also hosted several public affairs programs including The Trudy Haynes Show, Sunday Magazine and Sunday Side Up. A native of New York City and a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C., Trudy has received numerous TV awards and has been a member of several professional organizations. In 1999, Trudy Haynes was inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia's "Hall of Fame."
CBS Philadelphia is proud to partner with the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists to award the annual Trudy Haynes Scholarship to a college student pursuing a career in journalism or communications. If you'd like to apply, please review theand submit the required information below, along with other required documents ( ) by February 22, 2024.
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