Pioneering CBS Correspondent Jeanne Parr Dies at 92

By Mark Joyella 

Jeanne Parr, the mother of actor Chris Noth and a pioneering journalist in local television and at CBS News, has died at age 92, reports People magazine:

Parr began her career at a local radio and television station in Madison, Wisconsin, before eventually being spotted by a CBS producer who moved her career to New York. Once in the Big Apple, Parr worked as a weather girl on the Jim Jensen Show before becoming a full-time news correspondent.

Parr continued her career at CBS throughout the 60s, reporting on the Republican National Convention in San Francisco as well as the Newark/New York riots in 1967.

Parr appeared on the game show What’s My Line, and in 1978 launched her own CBS talk show, The Jeanne Parr Show. People reports Parr went on to produce documentaries and write a book, The Superwives, about the wives of superstar athletes.

Advertisement
Advertisement