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Wanda Hall Tucker, American Writer, editor ( committee media)writer, editor. Recipient writing award California Newspaper Publications Association, 1965; named Woman of Year, Pasadena Women's Civic League, 1974, Pasadena chapter National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1977, Emer Bates Memorial award, 1981.


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


Associate of Arts, Citrus College, 1939. Society editor Azusa (California) Herald, 1939-1942, editor, 1942-1943. City editor San Marino (California) Tribune, 1943-1945.

Editor Canyon City (California) News, 1953;reporter Pasadena (California) 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, associate public Foothill Inter-City Newspapers, 1984-1986. Communications consultant, freelance writer, Palm Desert, California, 1986^.


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.


  • Other Work

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


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.


Married Frank R. Tucker, April 16, 1943. Children: Frank Robert, Nancy Irene.

Frank Walliston Hall

Hazel Gladys (Smith) Hall

Frank R. Tucker

Frank Robert Tucker

Nancy Irene Tucker