- Category: News
22 Sep 2011
- Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom
A former producer for ABC NEWS 20/20, Crossley also produced the Oscar® nominated hour of the acclaimed documentary series, “Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years 1954-1965. Bridge to Freedom,” which focused on the Selma, Ala. voting rights campaign. In addition, Crossley has won numerous major film and television awards, including a national Emmy and the top Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia award (Gold Baton), the Pulitzer Prize of broadcast journalism. She is the recipient of two Harvard Fellowships, the Nieman Fellowship, and a Fellowship from the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
“Each year Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts honors select female leaders who have made a positive impact in their career and community,” said Ruth N. Bramson, CEO, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. “The Leading Women Awards is a way for our girls to meet great role models like Callie and for our supporters to learn how Girl Scouts is creating future women leaders.”
Crossley was fresh out of Wellesley College when – without broadcast experience – she talked her way into a job as a reporter at a Memphis television station.