Tomorrow's Jobs -- Today

October 2005
PN;Oct2005, Vol. 59 Issue 10, p44
Trade Publication
This article reports that Darcy Pohland is an 18-year veteran of WCCO-TV Channel 4 in Minneapolis. She worked her way through the ranks to become perhaps the only quadriplegic television reporter in the U.S. While a sophomore at George Washington University and a promising intern at WCCO's Washington D.C. news bureau, Pohland dove into the shallow end of a swimming pool and broke her neck. The accident left her paralyzed from the chest down. She returned to Minnesota and earned a bachelor's degree in the University of Minnesota's College of Liberal Arts. In 1986, she joined WCCO as a dispatcher. After several years of dedicated work, she became a reporter. INSET: What Is NDEAM?.


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