Currently alive, at 72 years of age.
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1944 – Nina Totenberg, born on the 14th of January in New York City. She is National Public Radio’s award-winning legal affairs correspondent. Her reports air regularly on NPR’s critically acclaimed newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition.
1975 – Served as Washington editor of New Times Magazine, and before that she was the legal affairs correspondent for the National Observer.
1988 – Won the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton for her coverage of Supreme Court nominations.
– Esquire magazine named her one of the "Women We Love".
1991 – Her ground-breaking report about University of Oklahoma Law Professor Anita Hill’s allegations of sexual harassment by Judge Clarence Thomas led the Senate Judiciary Committee to re-open Thomas’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings to consider Hill’s charges.
1992 – She has been honored seven times by the American Bar Association for continued excellence in legal reporting and has received a number of honorary degrees.
1998 – She was named Broadcaster of the Year and honored with the Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcasting from the National Press Foundation.
– She is the first radio journalist to receive the award.
– She is also the recipient of the American Judicature Society’s first-ever award honoring a career body of work in the field of journalism and the law.
2000 – She married H. David Reines, a trauma physician.