Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Godspeed Edie

NBC 10's Edie Huggins has died of cancer at the age of 72. Edie was a 42 year veteran of the station (pretty much unheard of today to survive at a station that long) and was one of the first African-American women to report on a television news broadcast in this market. She began her career as a features reporter in 1966 for "The Big News" with John Facenda. In the 70's she co-hosted "What's Happening" with Herb Clarke and several years later hosted her own one hour infotainment show, "Morningside". She is survived by a son and a daughter. Read the full story HERE -- along with other stories about her long career in Philadelphia.

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