Henry Lippold

lippoldHe helped to form and guide thousands of students during his 55 year academic and broadcast career. Beginning in 1947, he maintained academic and professional careers at UW-Oshkosh, UW-Madison, Northwestern University and WOSH-AM, Oshkosh, WIB-AM, Poynette, WHA-AM, Madison and WLS-AM, Chicago. He then spent 5 years in broadcast news at WMT-AM & TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, before embarking on a 43-year academic career in 1959 at the University of Illinois where he taught television news and broadcast writing and was also the news and public affairs director for UI’s WILL-TV in Urbana. He moved to the UW-Eau Claire in 1972 to develop its broadcast journalism program and over the next 30 years sent hundreds of students into broadcasting in Wisconsin and throughout the country. During that time he also worked part-time for 6 years at WEAU-TV news and also was co-founder of the Western Wisconsin Press Club.

Henry Lippold passed away on Oct. 20, 2018.


  1. Ella D Strubel

    I had a wonderful career at CBS, NBC, Kraft and Leo Burnett – thanks to Mr. Lippold. His spirit, experience, and dedication were inspirational and integral to my initial job placement, and I will forever be grateful.

  2. Wendy Woodard

    Greatest teacher God ever produced. I feel truly blessed I was one of his students. Where would I be without Henry, the wind beneath my wings?

  3. Darrel Cunningham

    Henry’s influence extended to Arkansas State University, where Charles Rasberry, Darrel Cunningham and Rich Carvell served on the R-TV faculty at various times after first studying with Henry while taking Masters degrees at the University of Illinois.

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