During Marquita Pool-Eckert’s thirty year career as a CBS News producer, she reported on the Middle East war in Lebanon, famine in Sudan and Ethiopia, a hostage crisis, catastrophes, and news events from eighteen countries as a field producer for CBS Evening News. As a senior producer for CBS Sunday Morning, she oversaw the show’s production, and produced contributor’s segments. Marquita has received eleven Emmy Awards, New York Women in Film and Television’s Muse Award and Columbia Journalism School’s Alumni of the year award in 2002. After retiring from CBS News, she taught broadcast journalism as an adjunct professor at Columbia University School of Journalism, Hunter College, CCNY and CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She is co-chair of The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and a former member of The George Foster Peabody Awards Board of Jurors.