Norah O’Donnell is one of the most recognized female journalists in America today. As part of the CBS team, she co-hosts “CBS This Morning,” in addition to acting as the White House Correspondent, and has reported on the 2000, 2004 and 2008 elections. Now, the Emmy-winning journalist has joined the International Women’s Media Foundation‘s Board of Directors.
The International Women’s Media Foundation, founded in 1990, is an organization dedicated to helping women be more prominent in the news force, thus improving freedom of the press. When she joined the Board of Directors, Ms. O’Donnell said, “I am incredibly honored to join the board of this incredibly important organization.”
The board also includes such reputed names as Eugene Robinson from The Washington Post, Ann Curry of NBC News, Cindi Leive of Glamour, Christiane Amanpour of ABC and CNN News, and Katty Kay, the Washington Correspondent for BBC World America who is also the Co-Chair of the International Women’s Media Foundation. After Norah O’Donnell joined the Board of Directors, Kay said, “We are thrilled to welcome Norah O’Donnell to the Board of the IWMF. Norah is a first rate journalist….Her energy and enthusiasm will be a great asset to the organization as we work to champion women reporters worldwide.”
It seems that the Emmy-awarded journalist will be a critical and welcome addition to an already amazing foundation. The “CBS This Morning” co-host will begin her duties immediately with the organization which she says, “…shines a spotlight on dedicated and courageous women journalists worldwide.”