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"Inside Edition" to feature America's first transgender TV reporter

NEW YORK — Zoey Tur has joined "Inside Edition" as a Special Correspondent during the month of February, making her America’s first transgender television reporter.

Tur, formerly known as Chopper Bob, is the renowned helicopter pilot who covered the infamous O.J. Simpson police pursuit and captured the Los Angeles riots from the air. Now, she has completed gender reassignment surgery.

“We are thrilled to have Zoey join 'Inside Edition' as Special Correspondent and make some TV history,” executive producer Charles Lachman said.

Tur will take "Inside Edition" through her transformation on Tuesday, Feb. 3. Some have questioned whether she has retained her pilot skills after her gender surgery. On Wednesday, Feb. 4, she takes to the air for the first time to test that assertion.

“There’s diversity in nature, so why not the media? I want to thank 'Inside Edition' for their support in what’s shaping up to be America’s last civil rights fight,” Tur said.

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