Philadelphia City Council introduces resolution honoring former Eyewitness News reporter Trudy Haynes – CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — On Wednesday, the Philadelphia City Council introduced a resolution to honor the life and legacy of former Eyewitness News reporter Trudy Haynes. The resolution is expected to be approved and presented to the Haynes family at a later date.

Kenyatta Johnson, a member of the city council, is the main sponsor of the resolution.

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Haynes died Tuesday at the age of 95. She was a pioneer in the journalism industry and a figurehead for CBS3, where she worked for over 30 years.

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Haynes was the definition of class and grace and our own legend at Eyewitness News. She was kind, humble, witty, and known for always being a firecracker.

Haynes joined Eyewitness News in 1965 to become the first Black TV reporter in Philadelphia. At times she faced sexism and discrimination, but she always rose above it and earned respect.

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Council members Mark Squilla, Katerine Gilmore Richardson, Jamie Gautheier, Derek Freen and Cherelle Parker co-sponsored the bill.