Atlanta Anchor Reflects on Changing Career Path

By Andrew Gauthier 

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

After 18 years of looking good on camera, Hamilton Northcutt found her TV career no longer looked so good.

Each day she covered stories for Georgia Public Television, working long and irregular hours under deadline pressure. Each day she knew hundreds of other journalists clamored to take her place. Each day made her older in a profession that demanded she look as young as possible.

“Be on camera as long as you see yourself fitting in,” her former boss and mentor Mike Klein said. “But you need to know that if you are a woman, and you get to be around age 40, they will find a reason to hire someone younger.” More…