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Jeanne Parr

  • Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Birthday: March 30
Date of passing: 
May 20, 2016

Jeanne Parr was a broadcast journalist best known for her work as a correspondent for CBS News. One of the network's first female correspondents, Parr covered such major events as the 1964 Republican National Convention in San Francisco and the 1967 Newark/New York riots. 

Parr began her career at WKOW, a radio and TV station in her hometown of Madison, Wisconsin. She went on to cover the weather at a station in New Haven, Connecticut, and ultimately to CBS in New York — first as a weather reporter, and later as a correspondent.

In 1978 she hosted her own program, The Jeanne Parr Show.

After leaving television, she produced documentaries and wrote The Superwives, a book about the wives of top athletes.

Jeanne Parr was a broadcast journalist best known for her work as a correspondent for CBS News. One of the network's first female correspondents, Parr covered such major events as the 1964 Republican National Convention in San Francisco and the 1967 Newark/New York riots. 

Parr began her career at WKOW, a radio and TV station in her hometown of Madison, Wisconsin. She went on to cover the weather at a station in New Haven, Connecticut, and ultimately to CBS in New York — first as a weather reporter, and later as a correspondent.

In 1978 she hosted her own program, The Jeanne Parr Show.

After leaving television, she produced documentaries and wrote The Superwives, a book about the wives of top athletes.

Parr died on May 20, 2016, in Maui, Hawaii. She was 92.

Survivors included her son, actor Chris Noth, of Law & Order, Sex and the City and The Good Wife fame.

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