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Dorothy Fuldheim

Journalist from United States of America

Dorothy Fuldheim (June 26, 1893–November 3, 1989) was an American journalist and anchor, spending the majority of her career for The Cleveland Press and WEWS-TV, both based in Cleveland, Ohio. Fuldheim has a role in American television news history; she is credited with being the first woman in the United States to anchor a television news broadcast as well to host her own television show. She has been referred to as the "First Lady of Television News." Fuldheim, an American of Jewish descent, was born in Passaic, New Jersey. She spent her childhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Prior to working in broadcasting, she was an elementary schoolteacher. During the 1920s, after her first marriage, Fuldheim moved to Cleveland, Ohio where she began her theatrical, lecturing and broadcasting careers. She started in radio hosting a biography program for WTAM, and eventually the ABC Radio network, where she was their first female commentator. Fuldheim was then approached by a representative from Scripps-Howard-flagship The Cleveland Press about taking a role in journalism. Despite a lack of experience in the field, Fuldheim soon traveled around the world, even conducting rare interviews with both  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1893-06-26
Place of birth
Passaic
Nationality
United States of America
Profession
Journalist

Death

Date of death
1989-11-03
Place of death
Cleveland

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