Charlayne Hunter-Gault joined the then-MacNeil/Lehrer Report in 1977. Her assignments included substitute anchoring and field reporting from various parts of the world. During her association with the broadcast, she was recognized with numerous awards, including two Emmys as well as a Peabody for excellence in broadcast journalism for her work on Apartheid's People, a NewsHour series about life in South Africa.
After leaving the NewsHour in 1997, Charlayne moved to South Africa where she was chief correspondent in Africa for National Public Radio until 1999 when she became the Johannesburg bureau chief for CNN.
Charlayne is currently a special Africa correspondent for NPR and is completing a book, New News Out of Africa, expected to come out in June 2006. According to her publisher, Oxford University Press, the book will offer a "fresh and surprisingly optimistic assessment of modern Africa."
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