Vinita Nair occupies a very unique position in the American News Media. A daughter of Indian immigrants, she has risen from humble origins in the south and midwest, where she didn’t even want to get in to TV, to now anchoring CBS This Morning Saturday alongside Anthony Mason.
Starting out wanting to be a writer, a professor’s advice made her change course and get in to television journalism. As her career rapidly progressed, she moved around from local news jobs in Illinois, Nebraska and Denver before eventually finding her way to ABC.
With ABC’s overnight news program, World News Now, she began to really make her mark, and in fact, during her tenure there, documented some of the bigger events in her own life as well as around the world:
Not that long after, she found herself with the opportunity to co-anchor CBS This Morning Saturday and has been there ever since. Along the way, she’s maintained her sense of humor, sense of self and an unwavering desire to continue learning. She’d much rather let her work speak for itself than be regarded as a pretty face and her track record firmly makes that case.
Though she admits to not really being in to social media, you can still follow her on twitter:
And be sure to tune in every Saturday Morning at 7am EST on CBS to see what she has in store for you this week!