Thanks to the efforts of our VP of professional development, Donna Francavilla, our organization benefited from listening to stories of earlier news media days from well-known national reporter, Randall Pinkston. At a special March meeting, which included members of the Birmingham Black Journalists Association, Pinkston told about the struggles he experienced in discovering his unexpected career and his freelancing work today.
Pinkston ultimately climbed his way to being a White House Correspondent in CBS's Washington Bureau. He then became a general assignment reporter, contributing to CBS broadcasts, including "CBS Evening News," "CBS News Sunday Morning," and "48 Hours." Pinkston also contributed to the CBS Reports documentary, "Legacy of Shame" with Correspondent Dan Rather.
He’s currently a freelance correspondent at Al Jazeera Television.
Just for fun, watch Randall’s last report for CBS.