(edited from WPLG.com) – Miami’s WPLG is saying goodbye to one of its own — Florida’s first female news anchor, Molly Turner. Turner died Thursday at the age of 93 at an assisted living facility in New Jersey, where her daughter resides.
Most of South Florida knows her as Local 10’s consumer reporter, the area’s first female news anchor and the first lady of South Florida television.
Turner’s career began at WTVJ, in 1951, when she became “Cousin Effy” on the “Uncle Martin Show.” She played a country music singer and comedienne with flaming red hair, a freckled face and blacked-out teeth. Cousin Effy then became Miss Molly. Read the rest of this entry →