Faith Daniels

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Faith Daniels (born March 9, 1957) is a nationally-known American television news anchor, reporter, and talk show host.

Born Faith Augustine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Daniels attended Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia–where she was initiated as a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority–and graduated from Trinity High School in Washington, Pennsylvania. .

She began her media careers in the early 1980s, working for ABC and CBS News affiliates in Peoria, Illinois; WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio; and also at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

She began her national news career when she joined CBS News as the anchor of the CBS Morning News in the spring of 1985; at age 28, she was one of the youngest national news anchors. She joined NBC in June 1990 as the news anchor for Today and became anchor of the now-defunct News at Sunrise. She started her career as a television reporter at WTRF-TV, Channel 7 in Wheeling, West Virginia where she worked with her future husband, producer Dean Daniels. In 1991, she became the first journalist to host her own national daily talk show,[citation needed] A Closer Look, which aired on NBC at 12:30 ET; among the show's prominent interviews was with Stacey Koon–one of the police officers involved in the beating of Rodney King–on October 24, 1992.[1] She had a cameo role in a 1992 Murphy Brown episode as a guest at Murphy's baby shower along with Katie Couric, Paula Zahn, Mary Alice Williams, and Joan Lunden. She worked at the news magazine Dateline NBC from 1993–1995. In the mid-1990s, she did a series of commercials for the heartburn medication Pepcid AC.

An active supporter of the National Council for Adoption, Daniels no longer works as an anchor, reporter, or host; however, she did return to public view by playing the part of the candidates' debate moderator in Robin Williams's 2006 movie Man of the Year.


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Preceded by
Deborah Norville
Today Show News Anchor
June 11, 1990-May 1, 1992
Succeeded by
Margaret Larson