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About Hattie Kauffman

Hattie Kauffman is a well-known TV anchor and national correspondent. A member of the Nez Perce tribe, Kauffman was born in Grangeville, Idaho, and grew up in Seattle, Washington.

Kauffman began her broadcast career on college radio at the University of Minnesota, where she received her bachelor’s degree. She then continued studying in Minnesota’s Graduate School of Journalism under a WCCO-TV Minorities in Broadcasting scholarship.

She began to report and anchor for KING 5 News in Seattle in 1981, earning four Emmy awards. ABC's Good Morning America whisked Kauffman to New York in 1987, where she served as a special correspondent and frequent substitute anchor. She was the first Native American journalist to report for a national television network.

In 1990, Kauffman moved to CBS News as a correspondent and substitute anchor on CBS This Morning. In her two decades with the network, she also reported for 48 Hours, Street Stories, Sunday Morning, CBS Radio, CBS Special Reports, the Early Show and CBS Evening News.

She released her memoir, “Falling Into Place,” in September 2013.

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