Malvin Russell Goode

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Malvin Russell Goode was born in White Plains, Virginia back in 1908.  He graduated from the public school in Homestead, Pennsylvania before continuing his education at the University of Pittsburgh in 1931.  He worked in the steel mills for 12 years staring when he was in high school and after five years of graduating from the University of Pittsburgh.

In 1936, he was appointed to ta position in the Juvenile Court as a boys work director at the Centre Avenue YMCA.   He also worked at the Pittsburgh Housing Authority for six years.  In 1948, he joined the Pittsburg Courier for 14 years.  In 1949, he also began a career as a radio broadcaster with KQV radio.  In 1962, you could find him working for ABC News covering the United Nations (UN).  His first assignment was covering the Cuban Missile Crises.  He died in 1995, he was 87.

What you may not know about Malvin is that he was the first African-American television journalist and news correspondent.

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Malvin lived a life of helpng others. A true unsung hero to many. Enjoy your day!

Apr 05, 2020 04:33 AM #1
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

And he probably did it without his opinion of who, what, when, and why!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Apr 05, 2020 04:57 AM #2
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, James... how amazing that probably most of us had no idea about this man even though we were watching tv during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Apr 05, 2020 05:03 AM #3
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I'm amazed that I don't remember Malvin as he surly would have stood out being the first. Thanks for the reminder of how slow we were to embrace diversity James Dray .

Apr 05, 2020 05:22 AM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. No, I didn't know that. Great read today. Stay well.

Apr 05, 2020 06:11 AM #5
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

What a great life he lived and his many contributions were outstanding.

Apr 05, 2020 06:26 AM #6
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Another wonderful story  with my delicious morning coffee.  It was a good read.  Wishing you a delightful day.  A

Apr 05, 2020 06:51 AM #7
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I certainly did not know that, but now I do!  Working with troubled youth is such a wonderful thing to do, I am certain that he made a difference in some lives.

Apr 05, 2020 07:21 AM #8
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - I was not previously aware of Mr Goode or his achievements.  A daily visit to your posts continue to educate and enlighten me.  

Apr 05, 2020 07:26 AM #9
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Always glad to hear about firsts from African-Americans and women.

Apr 05, 2020 07:31 AM #10
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - I had to look Mr. Goode up to see if I recognized him.  I did.  I also found it interesting that it wasn't until Jackie Robinson complained to ABC about the lack of diversity in reporters that he got a front line position.  

Apr 05, 2020 09:24 AM #11
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

Mr. Goode certainly had a diverse and impressive career. His name sounded familiar but I wasn't sure why.


Apr 05, 2020 10:37 AM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James - I too Googled him because I grew up watching ABC. The name was more familiar to me than his face. 

Apr 05, 2020 06:44 PM #13
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I also watched the news each night with my parents, especially when Cuba had Nukes. That was a close as I ever want to be to WW3...

Thanks again my friend James Dray 

Apr 05, 2020 08:02 PM #14
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James wow another great historical trivia and I am amazed that we did not hear about him, Endre

Apr 05, 2020 09:58 PM #15
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Good Morning, James Dray .  What impressed me on your life story of the day is that he was born during the period of the Wall Street Crash, the Great Depression, and WWII and still accomplished so much of his mission here on Planet Earth.

Apr 06, 2020 02:28 AM #16
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I enjoy reading your stories about ground breaking individuals, James Dray. There is more ground to be broken which will be fascinating for all of us to live through.

May 10, 2020 08:37 AM #17
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