Cynthia McFadden (born May 27, 1956) is an anchor and correspondent for ABC News who currently co-anchors Nightline and Primetime. Born in Lewiston, Maine, McFadden graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine in 1978. Afterwards, she received her Juris Doctorate degree from Columbia Law School in New York City in 1984. From 1984 to 1991, McFadden was the executive producer of Fred Friendly's Media and Society seminars based at Columbia, many of which were broadcast on PBS. She then joined the Courtroom Television Network as an anchor and producer in 1991, its inaugural year. After working there for several years, she joined ABC News in 1994 as the network's legal correspondent, covering amongst other subjects the OJ Simpson Trial.
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