Where Are They Now?

Patty Loew and Lynn Cullen

Feb 20, 2009

1986Patty Loew (May 1986) Patty Loew broke ground as a news anchor when it was still an uncommon profession for women, and she continues to do so in her research at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. Loew is an associate professor in the Life Sciences Communications Department and hasn’t completely given up television appearances. She hosts In Wisconsin, a weekly news and public affairs program on Wisconsin Public Television. She is most proud of her two teenage sons and of producing a documentary about Ojibwe treaty rights. Loew is a member of the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Ojibwe. When she appeared on the cover of Madison Magazine, Loew says she felt fortunate to be in the good company of “strong, talented female journalists.”

Lynn Cullen (May 1986) Madison loved having her on the air and so did Pittsburgh, where Lynn Cullen moved in 1981. Cullen got her start in Madison as a reporter and anchor on WISC-TV. In Pittsburgh, she became a television fixture and garnered professional acclaim, including a 1991 Emmy award and four Golden Quills for Journalistic Excellence from the Pittsburgh Press Club. The community loved her too, twice voting her “Best Talk Show Host” and Person of the Year. Cullen is listed in Who’s Who of American Women and Who’s Who in American Media.

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