John McCullough

mcculloughA leading figure in Wisconsin broadcast journalism for over 30 years, McCullough was the major news anchor for WTMJ-TV, Milwaukee, from 1967 to 1988. During that period, he covered the major events of the time, including five national political conventions, four presidential inaugurations and a papal visit to United States. He was born in Janesville and began his broadcasting career in 1955 in South Bend, Indiana, at the broadcast stations of Notre Dame University, WNDU AM and TV. There he eventually became Manager of News and Public Affairs prior to returning to Wisconsin and joining WTMJ-TV. He retired from his news anchor position in 1988 but continued to appear on the station’s broadcasts as a featured news commentator. He also contributed to broadcast public affairs by producing and serving as the host of documentaries for educational station WMVS-TV in Milwaukee. His bent toward community service found him deeply involved with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and with Sheboygan’s Lakeland College where he served on its Board of Trustees. He twice won regional Emmy Awards for his documentaries, and in 1989 he was inducted into the Milwaukee Press Club Hall of Fame.

John McCullough passed away on July 20, 2011.

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