Malvin R. Goode, the first Black television reporter, dies.
1995 (Sep 12)
Malvin R. Goode, the first Black television reporter, died in Pittsburgh at the age of eighty-seven. Goode was hired in 1962 by ABC News following a comment made by Jackie Robinson to an ABC vice president regarding the lack of Blacks in prominent positions at the network. Among the major events Goode covered during his eleven-year career with ABC were the Poor People's March on Washington, the Cuban missile crisis, and the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1971 Goode became the first Black member of the National Association of Radio and Television News Directors.