August 28, 1994 |
She's older. She's wiser. And this time around she could care less if the critics vote her Miss Congeniality. Phyllis George is back. The onetime Miss America, onetime sportscaster, onetime morning news show host has returned to television after nine years. Although her first round with broadcasting was often plagued by controversy and criticism, this time she feels she's found her niche.
September 22, 1990
First CBS gave us Phyllis George. Then there was Jayne Kennedy and now Lesley Visser. Is ESPN the only network that can continually find credible female sports reporters? When Visser signed off the first NFL pregame show with "It's hammer time!" she wasn't kidding. She left my head pounding. MARK BERNSTEIN Los Angeles
August 13, 1987 |
Phyllis George--former Miss America and short-lived CBS morning-show anchor--is now hawking chickens. A giant chicken replica perched on her arm, George pitched her new upscale chicken company, Chicken by George, Tuesday night to a tent full of supermarket owners at her Lexington, Ky., home. "Here she is / She's in the chicken biz," went the parody on the Miss America theme song. "You won't like it," George told the group. "By George, you'll love it." By her side was husband John Y.
February 2, 1986
Just when I thought it was going to be a good day, I read about a sore subject, Phyllis George ("She's Getting More Pay Even Without the Play," On the Circuit by Marylouise Oates, Jan. 8). I see red when I think of all the CBS staffers who were fired, and she gets all that money for "staying at home." HELEN MEECHAN Arcadia
September 4, 1985 |
CBS News' decision to hire Phyllis George last January as co-anchor of the troubled "CBS Morning News" "wasn't a mistake," but it just didn't work out as well as had been hoped, a top executive who participated in the decision said Tuesday. Van Gordon Sauter, a CBS Broadcast Group executive vice president to whom the network's news division reports, spoke in a phone interview from New York. George, citing personal and professional reasons, resigned from the two-hour daily program on Friday.
August 31, 1985 |
Phyllis George has quit the "CBS Morning News" and will be replaced by Maria Shriver as co-anchor of the show, it was announced Friday. Shriver will share the co-anchor slot with Forrest Sawyer, who will replace Bill Kurtis, the network said. George's resignation reportedly was prompted by the decision of her husband, former Kentucky Gov. John Y. Brown, to run for governor again. Brown reportedly is prepared to announce his candidacy next Tuesday. Earlier story in Calendar.