Ed Bradley — American Journalist born on June 22, 1941,

Edward Rudolph "Ed" Bradley, Jr. was an American journalist, best known for 26 years of award-winning work on the CBS News television program 60 Minutes. During his earlier career he also covered the fall of Saigon, was the first black television correspondent to cover the White House, and anchored his own news broadcast, CBS Sunday Night News with Ed Bradley. He received several awards for his work including the Peabody, the National Association of Black Journalists Lifetime Achievement Award, and 19 Emmy Awards... (wikipedia)

Be prepared, work hard, and hope for a little luck. Recognize that the harder you work and the better prepared you are, the more luck you might have.
I will not go into a story unprepared. I will do my homework, and that's something I learned at an early age.
My mother worked in factories, worked as a domestic, worked in a restaurant, always had a second job.
The people in your life are important. Meaningful relationships with those people are very important.
And I always found that the harder I worked, the better my luck was, because I was prepared for that.