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The New Leading Ladies of TV News

Megyn Kelly ditched the partner track at a powerhouse D.C. law firm for a freelance reporting gig, and the gamble paid off. Could prime time be next? She tells Rebecca Dana about her political allegiances—and why she loves Jon Stewart.

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Megyn Kelly

A former practicing lawyer, Fox anchor Megyn Kelly served as general assignment reporter for a ABC news affiliate in Washington DC. Since joining Fox in 2004, she reported from Durham, North Carolina in the Duke University rape crisis, breaking several key details that eventually led to the exoneration of the defendants. Prior to having her own show, she co-anchored America's Newsroom with Bill Hemmer, and she still contributes weekly to The O'Reilly Factor in a segment called The Kelly File.

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Bianna Golodryga

Good Morning America's Bianna Golodryga started out at CNBC in 2001, where she produced live coverage following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In 2004, she was named one of the top journalists under the age of 30 by the NewsBios/TJFR Group. She joined Good Morning America in 2007, and since then has covered the economy and business beat for all the network's platforms.

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Erin Burnett

Erin Burnett began her career at Goldman Sachs as an investment banking analyst, later becoming a vice-president at Citigroup. She also anchored two hours of programming daily at Bloomberg Television prior to joining CNBC. She now anchors CNBC's Street Signs, co-anchors CNBC's Squawk on the Street and appears regularly on the Today show and Nightly News with Brian Williams.

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Savannah Guthrie

Savannah Guthrie joined Court TV in 2006 after practicing law. As the legal affairs correspondent in Washington DC, she covered Congress, the Supreme Court and high-profile cases such as the Zacarias Moussaoui trial. She joined NBC News in 2007, and is now a White House correspondent and the host of The Daily Rundown on MSNBC.

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Amy Robach

Amy Robach started out as a veteran of several local news affiliates—winning several local news awards—before joining MSNBC in September 2003 as a daytime anchor. She has covered the war in Iraq, Hurricane Katrina, and the 2004 presidential election. Robach began anchoring Weekend Today in 2007, and she also serves as a national correspondent for NBC News.

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Courtney Friel

Fox Business News' Courtney Friel, a reporter/fill-in anchor, is also a local news affiliate veteran. She then served as the host of World Poker Tour on the Travel Channel, a crime correspondent for America's Most Wanted and an entertainment reporter on Extra.

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Tamron Hall

Tamron Hall spent 10 years WFLD in Chicago as a general assignment reporter, an Emmy-nominated consumer affairs reporter and host of the three-hour Fox News in the morning segment. At WFLD, she scored one of the first interviews with Barack Obama prior to his announcement of his candidacy. She joined MSNBC in 2007, where she co-anchors from 3-4 pm. She is also a fill-in correspondent and newsreader at the Today show and Weekend Today.

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Liz Cho

Eyewitness news anchor in New York City at 6 pm and 11 pm, Liz Cho joined WABC in 2003 from ABC News, where she was an anchor for the overnight show, World News Now. While at World News Now, she also worked at a correspondent for the network and had stories on Nightline and Good Morning America, where she helped anchor during the first few weeks of the Iraq war.

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Kate Garraway

Britain's Sky News' GMTV's main presenter, Kate Garraway, joined the network in 2000. Previously, she worked at Meridian Tonight as a main presenter, and after only two years there, she was picked as one of the team of presenters to launch the BBC's 24-hour news channel, News 24. She joined Sky News' main breakfast show, "Sunrise," as a main anchor in 1998. She has also hosted Ultimate Psychic Challenge, Access Hollywood," and presented a documentary called Other People's Breast Milk in 2008 for Channel 4.

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Cat Deely

The host of So You Think You Can Dance, Cat Deeley was Jay Leno's first regular entertainment correspondent and an entertainment correspondent for Good Morning America. She is a double BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) awards winner and hosted several of UK's primetime shows, including Stars in Their Eyes, CD: UK, and SMTV: Live.

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Robin Meade

The anchor of HLN's morning show, Morning Express with Robin Meade,Meade has anchored the network's coverage of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and scored the exclusive first interview with freed American hostages in Colombia. She also hosts the "Salute to the Troops" segment, a daily message to US troops, and co-hosts with Dr. Sanjay Gupta on AccentHealth

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Sharyn Alfonsi

One of ABC News' Correspondents based in New York, Sharyn Alfonsi reports for World News with Diane Sawyer, Nightline and Good Morning America. Before joining ABC news in 2008, she was a correspondent for CBS Evening News, where she traveled throughout the Middle East, covering wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Israel. As a reporter for CBS Newspath, CBS's 24-hour affiliate news service, she covered Martha Stewart's trial and the return of US soldiers from Iraq.

Zain Vergee

Two years ago, CNN International's Zain Verjee was reporting from an opposition protest in Nairobi when police fired tear gas at a group of journalists. Verjee was hit in the back with a canister, and kept reporting. Currently the host of World News, she's worked as the news presenter on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer and has covered the State Department, Pakistan, the DMZ in Korea, and Iran.

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Gigi Stone

Before moving to Bloomberg, Gigi Stone covered major events live, from the death of Pope John Paul II to Hurricane Katrina. Stone worked for ABC News and BusinessWeek. Her investigative series include stories on health insurance fraud and predatory lenders.

Kate Snow

Kate Snow jumped from ABC to rival network NBC after she was snubbed for a spot anchoring weekdays on Good Morning America. (She covered the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections for ABC and anchored GMA on the weekends.) Her new boss at Dateline called Snow "the whole package," with her writing, interviewing, and breaking news skills.

Michelle Kosinski

A NBC News correspondent for five years, Michelle Kosinski has covered the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, terrorism in Europe and the Virginia Tech shootings. In 2003, Kosinski won an Emmy for her work at the NBC affiliate in Miami for her reporting on Haitian immigrants; she was also honored as the 2005 Woman of the Year by South Florida Women in Communications.

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Serena Altschul

A CBS contributing correspondent since 2003, Serena Altschul got her start working for Channel One, the news program shown in many American high school classroom, and then made her big splash on MTV in 1996. Much of her work concerns issues affecting young people, from teen homelessness to drug abuse. Altschul produced an episode of CNN Presents about PCP.