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Francis Ian Broadhurst

Francis Ian Broadhurst, American news director, anchor, commentator. Recipient of 14 awards from United Press International New England for editorial excellence, Best News coverage, documentaries and public service awards with WQRC Radio, Massachusetts; Veterans of Foreign Wars State award, 1983, Dennis Thomas Post Veterans of Foreign Wars Service award, 1980; Appreciation award Massachusetts Audubon Society, 1983.

Background

  • Broadhurst, Francis Ian was born on October 4, 1935 in Becket, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Charles James and Kathleen Thecla (Phelan) Broadhurst.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts History, University Massachusetts, 1963. Reporter Holyoke Times, Massachusetts, 1962-1963, Cape Cod Standard Times, Hyannis, Massachusetts, 1964-1965. Bureau chief, reporter Boston Herald Traveler, 1969-1970.

      Press secretary United States Republican Hastings Keith, Massachusetts, 1970. News director, director public affairs station WQRC-FM, Hyannis, 1970-1984. News director, anchor station WCUX-television 58, Hyannis, since 1984.

    Career

    • Press secretary United States Republican Hastings Keith, Massachusetts, 1970.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member Barnstable Charter Commission, Massachusetts, 1968-1969, chairman, 1975-1976. Member Barnstable Conservation Commission, 1970-1973. Member Town of Barnstable, since 1969, governor and staff committee.

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    Interests

    Cooking, beach walking, reading, botany, history.

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    • Married Carol Jane Cummings, November 4, 1961. Children– Catherine E., Jonathan C., Tara Ann, Heather Jean, Jennifer Lee.
    • father: Charles James Broadhurst
    • mother: Kathleen Thecla (Phelan) Broadhurst
    • spouse: Carol Jane Cummings
    • children: Catherine E. Broadhurst
    • Jonathan C. Broadhurst
    • Tara Ann Broadhurst
    • Heather Jean Broadhurst
    • Jennifer Lee Broadhurst
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