Renee Poussaint: Award-Winning Washington Newscaster and Correspondent for ABC News

From a Washington Post obit by Louie Estrada headlined “Renee Poussaint, award-winning newscaster, dies at 77”:

Renee Poussaint, an award-winning local Washington newscaster and correspondent for ABC News who stepped away from journalism in the late 1990s to pursue endeavors to educate young people about Black history and civil rights, died at her home in the District. The cause was lung cancer, said her husband, Henry Richardson, a retired Temple University professor of international law.

Ms. Poussaint joined the Washington-area media market in the mid-1970s as a correspondent for CBS News before WJLA-TVĀ  hired her in 1978 as an evening and late-night co-anchor with David Schoumacher.