PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A CBS3 legend celebrated a milestone Friday. Trudy Haynes turned 92 years old.READ MORE: 'Big Brother' Debuts Wednesday in a Special 90-Minute Live Event
Friends threw a big birthday party for the Philadelphia broadcasting pioneer Friday night.
In 1965, Haynes made history as the first local African-American TV reporter.READ MORE: Philadelphia Seeking Someone To Open Restaurant At Former LOVE Park Welcome Center
She retired in 1999 but is still going strong informing and entertaining viewers.
Haynes told Eyewitness News her secret to success.
“You wanna give back and that’s your way of giving back so you are a very important person,” Haynes said. “Whatever you can do for someone else, you’re giving back. So it doesn’t have to be glamorous, it doesn’t have to be extraordinary. Just you. And that’s what keeps me going.”MORE NEWS: Suspect Accused Of Shooting Into Northeast Philadelphia Bar, Killing 21-Year-Old Woman Arrested
Happy birthday, Trudy!