Detroit TV Legend Doris Biscoe Passes Away at 77

Detroit TV icon, Doris Biscoe, known for breaking barriers as an African American woman in journalism, passed away at the age of 77. The news of her death was confirmed by WXYZ, the station where she made a significant impact throughout her career.

Biscoe’s pioneering work in the media industry made her one of the most prominent Black broadcast journalists in Detroit and beyond. Starting her career in radio in Maryland, she quickly made her mark and eventually landed a role at 7 Action News in Detroit in 1973.

Throughout her tenure at the station, Biscoe worked as a nightside reporter before transitioning to become the anchor of the 6 PM evening news. In 1995, she made a move to anchoring the morning news, showcasing her versatility and dedication to delivering the news to the community.

In addition to her reporting duties, Biscoe was also known for her commitment to education through hosting the “Learn to Read” program, a weekly literacy initiative aimed at children. Her impact extended beyond the newsroom, as she even had a cameo as a newscaster in the 1987 film, The Rosary Murders, filmed in Detroit.

Biscoe’s contributions to the field of journalism were recognized with the prestigious National Association of Television Arts & Sciences Silver Circle award, honoring her distinguished service spanning over 25 years in the industry.

While details about her survivors are not yet available, Biscoe’s legacy as a trailblazer for African American women in media will continue to inspire future generations of journalists. Detroit mourns the loss of a true broadcasting legend.