- NAME: Charlayne Hunter-Gault
- OCCUPATION: Radio Personality, News Anchor, Journalist
- BIRTH DATE: February 27, 1942 (Age: 71)
- EDUCATION: University of Georgia, Wayne State University, Washington University in St. Louis
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Due West, South Carolina
- Originally: Alberta Charlayne Hunter
- AKA: Charlaye Hunter-Gault
- ZODIAC SIGN: Pisces
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Charlayne Hunter-Gault is best known as one of two African-American students first admitted to the University of Georgia and is an award-winning journalist.
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Charlayne Hunter-Gault is an African-American reporter and journalist born on February 27, 1942 in Due West, South Carolina. She was one of two African-American students first admitted to the University of Georgia. On campus, she was met with racial taunts and acts of violence, but she persevered and graduated in 1963. Hunter-Gault made her mark working at New Yorker magazine, The New York Times, MacNeil/Lehrer Report, National Public Radio (NPR) and CNN. She is the recipient of two National News and Documentary Emmy Awards and two Peabody Awards. Outside of the journalism she is a sought after public speaker.
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