A timeless figure in the field of TV news, Sam Donaldson studied at the New Mexico Military Institute and then at Texas Western College, where he served as the station manager for KTEP in El Paso. Following a tour of duty as an artillery officer for the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1959, he began pursuing a long term career in journalism, eventually working as an anchor for local TV network affiliates.
Donaldson began delivering to a national audience by submitting reports from the field in Vietnam for ABC in 1971. He went on to become the network's chief White House correspondent, and over the course of the '80s, '90s, and 2000s, he would serve as the chief anchor for ABC's World News Sunday, take over hosting duties for This Week with David Brinkley, and anchor the news magazine show Prime Time Live. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi