Phyllis Fletcher, ’00, ’11, a reporter for KUOW, received three national awards for her story, Secrets of a Blonde Bombshell, about her discovery that 1930s swing bandleader Ina Ray Hutton had passed for white from her childhood until her death. Fletcher’s work received an Edward R. Murrow Award, a Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation and a UNITY Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association for outstanding achievements in covering diversity.
Frederick Lowe, ’72, was named 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists. Lowe is the founder and editor of The Northstar News & Analysis, an online weekly newspaper for black men.
Patrick Duffy, ’71, returned to TV this summer in a big way when Dallas came back for a 10-show season on TNT. Duffy played Bobby Ewing on the original Dallas, which was one of the highest rated shows on TV from 1978-91. The show was renewed for another season.