Connie Chung Recalls Past Rivalry With Barbara Walters & Diane Sawyer
Connie Chung did not have an straightforward time obtaining to contend with Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer much more than 20 a long time back.
On an episode of Los Angeles Journal‘s The Originals podcast, posted on Thursday, Dec. 17, Chung, 74, spilled the tea about a previous rivalry with her fellow news anchors at ABC News’ 20/20. Chung worked as a reporter and co-host for the method in between 1998 and 2000.
“When I went to ABC Information I joined with both of those Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer there and I believed, ‘Oh, this is gonna be good. It will be a few women of all ages who get alongside,'” Chung claimed on the podcast. “I was so naïve and silly.”
“When I got to ABC, both of those Dianne and Barbara had been in the exact same type of arena of trying to get these large interviews,” she ongoing. “So when I tried using to go right after them, I was instructed I could not, that Barbara and Dianne had been the only ones who could compete for the job interview, and I experienced to stand down. I reported, ‘Really?'”
Interviewer Andrew Goldman in comparison making an attempt to contend with Walters and Sawyer to heading into a “shark tank,” to which Chung explained, “I was always participating in a recreation of Whack-a-Mole. I popped my head up and a single of them would have a hammer and go whack, and put me down back in my minimal hole.”