Samuel Andrew 'Sam' Donaldson, Jr. (born March 11, 1934) is a reporter and news anchor, serving with ABC News from 1967 to the present, best known as the network's White House Correspondent (1977-89 & 1998-99) and as a panelist and later co-anchor of the network's Sunday Program 'This Week'. Donaldson was born in El Paso, Texas, the son of Chloe (nee Hampson), a school teacher, and Samuel Donaldson, a farmer. He grew up on the family farm in Dona Ana County, New Mexico, which his father had bought in 1910, two years before New Mexico was admitted to the Union. He attended New Mexico Military Institute as well as Texas Western College (now known as University of Texas at El Paso) where he served as station manager of KTEP, the campus radio station, and joined the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
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