The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour—and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV News

The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour—and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV News “Weller rivetingly recounts these gutsy ladies’ time on the front lines…  an inspiration for future generations of journalists.” –Vanity Fair

For decades, women battered the walls of the male fortress of television journalism. After fierce struggles, three women—Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, and Christiane Amanpour—broke into the newsroom’s once impenetrable “boys’ club.” These extraordinary women were not simply pathbreakers, but wildly gifted journalists whose unique talents—courage and empathy, competitive drive and strategic poise—enabled them to climb to the top of the corporate ladder and transform the way Americans received their news.

Drawing on exclusive interviews with their colleagues and intimates from childhood on, The News Sorority crafts a lively and exhilarating narrative that reveals the hard struggles and inner strengths that shaped these women and powered their success. Life outside the newsroom—love, loss, child rearing—wo
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The Montauk StepsLilli Masters, a photojournalist, arrives in Grayrocks, a resort town on Long Island, eager to photograph the rambunctious Labor Day activities.When she checks into Baywatch Inn and discovers that two women are missing, she promises Gram Jenkins, the innkeeper, to look for them. That turns into an unexpectedly pleasant task when handsome New York City detective Zack Faraday, visiting for the weekend, offers to help.Soon after Lilli photographs the area surrounding the Montauk Steps, a ceremonial site sacred to the Montauk Indians, a mysterious stranger destroys her work. As his violent behavior escalates, Lilli is convinced that her photographs offer clues to the whereabouts of the missing women and that her fate is connected to theirs. Caught up in the ensuing manhunt and running for her life, Lilli struggles to save herself and the people she has come to care about.
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