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Wanda Hall Tucker

Wanda Hall Tucker, American writer, editor. Named Woman of Year, Pasadena Women's Civic League, 1974; recipient award, California Newspaper Publications Association, 1965, Woman of Year, Pasadena chapter National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1977, Emer Bates Memorial award, 1981.

Background

  • Tucker, Wanda Hall was born on February 6, 1921 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Daughter of Frank Walliston and Hazel Gladys (Smith) Hall.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Citrus College, 1939.

    Career

    • Society editor Azusa Herald, California, 1939—1942, editor, 1942—1943, Canyon City News, 1953. City editor San Marino Tribune, 1943—1945. Reporter Pasadena Star-News, 1953—1973, city editor, 1973—1975, day managing editor, 1975, managing editor, 1975—1981, senior managing editor, 1981—1984, director internship program, 1976—1979, member editorial board, 1982—1984.

      Editor Foothill Inter-City Newspapers, 1984—1986, writer Palm Desert, California, since 1986. Member rent review commission, Palm Desert, California. Vice president Shadowcliff Colony Home Owners Association.

      Former member Silver Spur Ranch Association.

    Works

    • Editor: The International Fine Art Collector Magazine, 1990-1991.

    Membership

    Member of Greater Los Angeles Press Club (Writing award 1971-1972), Desert Press Club, Shadowcliff Homeowners Association (board directors), Society Professional Journalists, National Society Newspaper Columnists.

    Connections

    • Married Frank R. Tucker, April 16, 1943. Children: Frank Robert, Nancy Irene.
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    • 1939
      Citrus College
    • 1939 - 1942
      Society editor Azusa Herald
      California, United States
    • 1942 - 1943
      Society editor Azusa Herald
    • 1943 - 1945
      city editor San Marino Tribune
    • 1953
      Society editor Azusa Herald
    • 1953 - 1973
      reporter Pasadena Star-News
    • 1973 - 1975
      reporter Pasadena Star-News
    • 1975
      reporter Pasadena Star-News
    • 1975 - 1981
      reporter Pasadena Star-News
    • 1986
      editor Foothill Inter-City Newspapers
      California, United States
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