WRAL-TV Anchor Inducted Into YWCA Academy Of Women

WRAL-TV Anchor Inducted Into YWCA Academy Of Women

“Find something that gives you goosebumps…and go do it.”
–Stephanie Fanjul, Academy of Women Inductee 2000, Government

Catherine Thomas of CP&L with WRAL-TV Anchor Pam Saulsby.

The YWCA of Wake County inducted WRAL-TV Anchor Pam Saulsby into its Academy of Women at a celebration on Thursday evening, November 2 at the Embassy Suites in Cary. Two tables of Capitol Broadcasting Company employees were on hand to help honor Saulsby at her induction.

Established by the YWCA of Wake County in 1983, the Academy of Women honors the outstanding and diverse achievements of women. Colleagues,

families and friends nominate women to be considered for induction. Each year nine women are inducted into the Academy in the areas of Arts; Business, Industry and Professions; Education; Government; Human Services; Physical Fitness and Recreation; Teen Woman; Science and Technology; and Volunteer.

Saulsby was inducted into the Academy of Women in the Business, Industry, and Professions category. The Raleigh Professional Women’s Forum made the nomination. Catherine Thomas of CP&L presented Saulsby’s award.

The YWCA described her saying, “A role model and advocate for women, children, and minorities everywhere, Pam Saulsby has become the constant voice of truth and reason for many people in the Triangle. She has raised the standards of professionalism and compassion in broadcast journalism by working for 22 years to improve the quality of people’s lives. Pam works tirelessly to challenge stereotypes and asks that men and women in the news room be more sensitive to how the media portrays women and minorities.”

Saulsby’s many achievements include covering the first US tour of South Africa’s anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, winning two Emmys and numerous other awards, and being a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, the Raleigh Professional Women’s Forum and American Women in Radio and Television among several other organizations. Saulsby’s introduction included her feeling that her teenage daughter Ashley Marie is “her inspiration and the blessing in her life…the reason she does things such as For The Children.”

Other CBC women had special parts in the event. WRAL-TV Noon Anchor Renee McCoy served as Mistress of Ceremonies for the event for the second year in a row. Capitol Broadcasting Company sponsored the Human Services Award for 2000, and Human Resources Director Jan Sharp made the presentation on behalf of CBC. A.J. Fletcher Foundation (AJFF) Grants Coordinator Waltye Rasulala serves on the YWCA Board of Directors and also co-
WRAL-TV Noon Anchor Renee McCoy served as Mistress of Ceremonies for the event.

chaired the Program Committee and served on the Steering Committee for the Academy of Women banquet. Rasulala gave the introduction to the evening as well. AJFF Board Member and wife of CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon, Barbara Goodmon served on the Judging Committee.

Saulsby joins a list of several other women of distinction at CBC who have been inducted in the YWCA Academy of Women. The Academy inducted Rasulala in the Business, Industry, and Professions category in 1990; Corporate Secretary Scottie Stephenson followed with induction into the same in 1992. In 1998, Barbara Goodmon was inducted in the Human Services category.


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