Former news anchor 'mad,' targets ABC on Facebook

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 04: Carole Simpson speaks onstage at the The Jackie Robinson Foundation Annual Awards' Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on March 4, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for The Jackie Robinson Foundation)

When former news anchor and author Carole Simpson wasn’t invited to take her place among the 25 women in TV news who accompanied Barbara Walters on her final episode of ‘The View,’ she was not too pleased.

Simpson wrote on Facebook that her initial sorrow turned to anger as she felt she was forgotten despite having worked at NBC and ABC with Walters whom she said she greatly admires.

“I guess ABC News, after my 24 years there, still considers me persona non grata,” she wrote. reports that it was the responsibility of ‘The View’ producers, not ABC, to choose which women to invite.

Simpson was the first African-American woman to anchor a major network newscast as well as the first African-American and first woman to moderate a presidential debate.