Carl Zimmermann

zimmermannCarl Zimmermann, known as the “Dean of Milwaukee Broadcasters” to his radio and television colleagues, retired in 1986 after a broadcasting career that spanned more than 50 years at broadcasting stations in southeastern Wisconsin. He was also involved in broadcasting while in the U.S. Army, serving as a combat reporter during World War II. Later, during the Korean War, he was one of the creators and the narrator of the Army’s syndicated program, “The Big Picture”. From 1959-86 he was news director and anchor for WITI-TV, Milwaukee, where in 1962 he became the first broadcast editorialist in Wisconsin. His early career included stints at Milwaukee radio stations WEMP and WFOX. He later managed WRAC Radio, Racine and WISN Radio in Milwaukee, and was also news director and anchor for WISN-TV. His broadcast journalism work received numerous news and editorial awards from United Press and the Northwest Broadcasters Association. In 1988, he was inducted into The Milwaukee Press Club Hall of Fame.

Carl Zimmermann passed away on April 11, 2014.


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  1. Howard C.

    Worked with Carl while a news photographer at tv6. Co produced a documentary on Israel which was well received by the Jewish community. A great loss to Milwaukee broadcasting.

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