Ruth Ashton Taylor is a retired American television and radio newscaster, with a career in broadcasting that spanned over 50 years.
She was the first female newscaster on television in Los Angeles and the West Coast.
She has received many awards and honors, including a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
A native of Los Angeles, Ruth Ashton graduated in 1939 from Long Beach Polytechnic High School. She relocated to New York City thereafter, receiving a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in 1944.