"People Are Talking" Is Released
Working in local media, she was both the youngest news anchor and the first black female news anchor at Nashville's WLAC-TV. She moved to Baltimore's WJZ-TV in 1976 to co-anchor the six o'clock news.
She was then recruited to join Richard Sher as co-host of WJZ's local talk show People Are Talking, which premiered on August 14, 1978. She also hosted the local version of Dialing for Dollars there as well.
Richard Sher is a longtime newscaster for WJZ-TV in Baltimore, Maryland. He plays a broadcaster in a cameo role in the 2006 Robin Williams movie Man of the Year.
Sher joined WJZ in 1975. From 1988 through February 1995, he co-anchored the weekend newscasts, and he was then the co-anchor of Eyewitness News at Five until January 1998. He also hosted a local talk show, People are Talking with Oprah Winfrey in the beginning of her career. Richard retired from WJZ on November 24, 2008 after 33 years there. Prior to WJZ, Richard was news director for WBAL-FM Radio (WBAL-FM "News 98" became WIYY / 98 Rock in 1975), where he established an all news format for the station. He has also worked in San Francisco and Washington, D.C..