We’re counting down the 40 days to NYWIFT’s 40th Anniversary Muse Awards with a look at some of our favorite honorees, all women of vision and achievement who have contributed to the film and television industry. Join us as we look back at #Muse40for40, and buy your tickets for the Muse Awards on Tuesday, December 10th at nywift.org/muse!
#11: Marquita Pool-Eckert
By Melissa Belardo
The award-winning journalist and producer Marquita Pool-Eckert began her career journey at WABC-TV in New York. She continued on to WNET/13 Public TV to then finally making her way to CBS and becoming the senior producer at CBS News, overseeing production at CBS Sunday Morning. During her 30-year career, she has accomplished many different feats. From winning Emmys for her work in The Bombing of Beirut, The Black Family-A Dream Deferred, Racism, Pan Am 103 Crash, and Diana, Princess of Wales, to name a few, as well as receiving the Muse Award from the New York Women in Film & Television. She has fulfilled goals and broken boundaries by being chosen as one of the top 100 Professional Black Women and joining the New York Association of Black Journalists.
“Even if you don’t know them well, there is an immediate connection.” A quote taken about six years from the successful journalist on the women from NYWIFT, showing her winning personality and love for her work and peers.
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