The First African American female Reporter and Newscaster (1950 - 1965). This pioneer entered broadcasting as the Women\'s Editor at WCHB, Inkster, Michigan. First African American Television Reporter at KYW-TV, Philadelphia,Pennsylvania (1965 - 1988). First African American model for Lucky Strike cigarettes (1950). First African American Weather Reporter on ABC's WXYZ-TV in Southfield, Michigan (1963), and the first African American News Reporter for KYW-TV (now CBS 30) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1965) where she worked until her retirement (1999). This pioneer established a production company, First Run Film/Video, where she generates her own show segments. She moved her popular show from television to an on-line, On-Demand format where "The Trudy Haynes Show" continues to inform its audience on current issues affecting the African American community (2013).