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Norma Quarles, reporter for WMAQ-TV, the NBC owned station in Chicago, has been affiliated with the network's owned stations in Washington, Cleveland and New York City. She is a graduate of Hunter College and City College of New York. She completed the network's training program in 1967 and has served as news anchorwoman, Today Show local reporter, and investigative reporter. She resides in Chicago with her two children. 

Bonnie Bell Boswell, administrator of Editorial Services, WNBC-TV, New York, is a graduate of MIT and Radcliffe College. She joined WNBC-TV in 1976, after working with the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey and serving as a research assistant at Harvard Law School. Ms. Boswell researches, writes and delivers the editorials for the flagship NBC statioon. She resides in Manhattan.

Carol Jenkins learned the value of a broad knowledge during her experience as a network correspondent for ABC News, as a reporter and anchorperson for WOR-TV, and since February, 1973, with WNBC-TV, where she has been a general assignment reporter, and has anchored the 1 a.m. news. For several months after "NewsCenter 4" inaugurated the two-hour, magazine-news format, Carol presented a feature, "How to Beat the System," which provided advice on how to obtain good buys in the essentials of city living. She resides in Manhattan.

Melba Tolliver, who has been a prominent television reporter on the New York metropolitan scene for the last eight years is a featured reporter, presented on "NewsCenter 4's" two-hour evening news program, NBC-TV, New York. Ms. Tolliver made a dramatic move into broadcasting, and it was largely by a twist of rate. She had been a nurse, then moved to WABC-TV as a secretary. It was during an AFTRA strike in 1967, at which time she was pressed into service as a newscaster. When the strike ended, she was officially assigned as a news reporter, following which she decided to take a course in journalism. She resides in Manhattan.


Carole Simpson, NBC News network correspondent, is based in Washington, D.C. She can usually be found on Capitol Hill covering stories concerning health care, the environment, education, welfare, women's rights, transportation, housing, and child care. She was a general assignment reporter and weekend anchor for WMAQ-TV, the NBC owned station in Chicago for four years. A native Chicagoan, she has been a reporter for radio stations WCFL, and WBBM, before joining NBC in 1970.

She was named to the network news position in 1974. She resides in Chevy Chase, Maryland with her husband, James Marshall, and their daughre. 

Verda L. Williams, producer of WNBC-TV's weekly program "Positively Black" is a recipient of the BETHUNE AWARD by the National Council of Negro Women, in recognition of her achievement in the television industry.

Ms. Williams is a graduate of Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, where she majored in radio and television. Upon finishing college, she performed in some filmed skits for Second City, a Chicago improvisational group. She came to New York in 1968. Her first television assignment was with William Greaves' production staff on "A Choice of Destinies," an hour-long special, presented by WNBC-TV on March 19, 1970. Ms. Williams also wrote and served as associate producer for "New York Illustrated," and "Ripe and Golden Years." She resides in Manhattan.

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