Lynn Cullen

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Lynn Cullen (born 1948 as Ida Lynn Miller) is an American liberal radio talk show host in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Most recently, she hosts an internet radio talk show on the Pittsburgh City Paper's website on weekdays from 10 - 11am.[1] She is also a regular panelist on WQED (TV)'s Friday evening program, 4802.[2] Prior to this, Cullen was briefly on radio station WAMO-AM 860 weekdays from 5-7 p.m. EST.[3] As of May 15, 2009, WAMO and several sister stations are in the process of being sold, and Cullen and all other employees were abruptly laid off.[4] On July 7, 2009, it was announced that she will broadcast a one-hour Internet radio show on the Pittsburgh City Paper's website starting on August 18, 2009[5]

From 1999 until a format change on August 2008, Cullen was a radio talk show host on radio station WPTT AM 1360.[6]

Cullen's reporting for WTAE-TV from 1981 to 1992 garnered her numerous awards, including a 1991 Emmy award,[citation needed] four Golden Quills for Journalistic Excellence from the Pittsburgh Press Club,[citation needed] and three Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcaster Awards for feature reporting.[citation needed] She also received the Printer's Devil Award from Women in Communications for her ability to see humor in the world and to puncture the pompous among us.[citation needed] In addition, the YWCA honored her for her rigorous work against racism and bigotry.[citation needed] Her best TV work had a literate sense of irreverence that was unlike anything else in the Pittsburgh market at that time.[citation needed]

Cullen hosted a radio talk show on WTAE Radio from 1987 to 1997 and was twice named "Best Talk Show Host" in Pittsburgh by the readers of both Pittsburgh Magazine and In Pittsburgh Newsweekly. Vectors Pittsburgh honored her as the 1997 Person of the Year in Communications, and the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition similarly honored her as its Person of the Year in 1997.[citation needed]

Cullen also hosted two weekly public television programs: the statewide award-winning quiz show The Pennsylvania Game and the prime-time public affairs program Cullen-Devlin on WQEX-TV.[citation needed]

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette named Lynn one of Pittsburgh's fifty most influential cultural power brokers. She is listed in Who's Who of American Women and Who's Who in American Media.[citation needed]

Cullen has also authored a chapter in a college journalism textbook on live television news reporting and provides op-ed pieces for local print media.[citation needed]

Before moving to Pittsburgh in 1981, Cullen was a television anchor and reporter at WISC-TV, the CBS affiliate in Madison, Wisconsin. She attended the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City, Northwestern University and the University of Wisconsin–Madison where she received her degree in journalism.

She is the sister of author and University of Michigan Law School professor William Ian Miller.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/LynnCullenLive/Page
  2. ^ http://www.wqed.org/tv/4802/
  3. ^ Talk host Lynn Cullen returning to radio, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 4, 2009
  4. ^ Questions remain about future of WAMO radio after its sale, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 19, 2008
  5. ^ .Lynn Cullen to stream on City Paper site, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 7, 2009
  6. ^ Radio talk host Lynn Cullen out at WPTT, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 18, 2008

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