Ann Compton

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Ann Compton (born January 19, 1947) is an American former news reporter and White House correspondent for ABC News Radio.wikipedia
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Ann Compton (born January 19, 1947) is an American former news reporter and White House correspondent for ABC News Radio. She is now the White House correspondent for ABC News Radio, covering her seventh president as an ABC White House correspondent, beginning with Gerald Ford.

National Radio Hall of Fame

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On November 5, 2005, she was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.

White House Correspondents' Association

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Ann Compton (born January 19, 1947) is an American former news reporter and White House correspondent for ABC News Radio.

Virginia Women in History

In 2013, Compton was named one of the Library of Virginia's "Virginia Women in History".

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Ann Compton (born January 19, 1947) is an American former news reporter and White House correspondent for ABC News Radio.

Winnetka, Illinois

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Ann Compton graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois in 1965.

Hollins University

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She began her broadcasting career in Virginia, where an internship during her junior year at Hollins College led to a full-time job as the first woman reporting for WDBJ TV, a CBS affiliate in Roanoke.

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She began her broadcasting career in Virginia, where an internship during her junior year at Hollins College led to a full-time job as the first woman reporting for WDBJ TV, a CBS affiliate in Roanoke.

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She began her broadcasting career in Virginia, where an internship during her junior year at Hollins College led to a full-time job as the first woman reporting for WDBJ TV, a CBS affiliate in Roanoke.

Roanoke, Virginia

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She began her broadcasting career in Virginia, where an internship during her junior year at Hollins College led to a full-time job as the first woman reporting for WDBJ TV, a CBS affiliate in Roanoke.

Richmond, Virginia

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She established a State Capitol Bureau in Richmond for the station.

New York City

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In 1973, ABC News hired her and she reported from New York City until December 1974, when she was assigned to the White House.

White House

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In 1973, ABC News hired her and she reported from New York City until December 1974, when she was assigned to the White House.

Gerald Ford

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She is now the White House correspondent for ABC News Radio, covering her seventh president as an ABC White House correspondent, beginning with Gerald Ford.

September 11 attacks

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During the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Compton, among other reporters, was with U.S. President George W. Bush covering his trip to Florida to promote his education agenda.

President of the United States

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During the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Compton, among other reporters, was with U.S. President George W. Bush covering his trip to Florida to promote his education agenda.

George W. Bush

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During the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Compton, among other reporters, was with U.S. President George W. Bush covering his trip to Florida to promote his education agenda.

Air Force One

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As the attacks unfolded, Compton was aboard Air Force One while the plane flew from Florida to other various parts of the country after the President was advised not to return to Washington.

Library of Virginia

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In 2013, Compton was named one of the Library of Virginia's "Virginia Women in History".

Radio and Television Correspondents' Association

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She has served as chairwoman of the governing board of the Radio and Television Correspondents Association and has served on the advisory board of the Freedom Forum Media Studies Center.