Malvin Russell Goode The First Black News Reporter for ABC was a Member of Alpha Phi Alpha

Did you know that Malvin Russell Goode, United Nations correspondent was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha? Goode pledged the Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Goode was born in White Plains, Virginia, and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1931. He worked in the still mills through high school before becoming a boys work director at the Centre Avenue YMCA. He dedicated a lot of his time to fighting discrimination in the YMCA.

In the early 1950s, Goode began a career in radio broadcasting. He worked his way up to news director in 1952. Ten years later he became the First Black network news correspondent for ABC television network. It’s alleged that Jackie Robinson complained about the lack of black reporters to ABC Executives.

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