ABC News' Eva Pilgrim on growing up where 'everybody looked so very different from me

Pilgrim pays tribute to female Asian American trailblazers, including her mom.
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Transcript for ABC News' Eva Pilgrim on growing up where 'everybody looked so very different from me
Greg was a young girl I had big dreams to become a television journalist. I'm rarely solve reporters. Who look like me on TV. That girl. Did not believe that I told one day she would become a co anchor of weekend Good Morning America and of course on every piece and I stand on the shoulders of the Asian American women. Who have come before me. The women who broke the mold in this country and made it possible for people like me sixty women. Like my mother a true role model who immigrated with my family from South Korea in pursuit. Of the all American dream. I would not be who I am today without my mother she always believed in me and my calls and I am lucky that I can drivers are friends. Capital today. Kelly you know what can he hang out and winning correspondent. Who I grew up watching it now have the honor of saint helens in the hallways here in the U. Nightlife tiger started her career ID BC news as we ask ethics act and eventually became a producer for world news tonight she proves. People any background could that he. Dreams which drive and determination. Not only my entire juju Chang has internalized but I also admire her friend. Women like Ann Curry a pioneer for Asian American women TV news. From working as a co anchor on NBC's today hosting her own series on PBS. And doubting that had Currie has made a name for herself. In the forty years that she has worked in journalists and storytellers like Lisa Ling an award winning journalist who's traveled in years and are. Ever global issues like child trafficking who pleaded picture. From her work as co host on ABC's the view to a reporter for CNN these killings courage and passion for telling stories. Has broken barriers for Asian American women. In journalism I honor these I respect these I am grateful. For these when. Happy Asian American Pacific islander heritage month.

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