Lynne Angel Harvey is the first producer to enter the
Radio Hall of Fame. Her career has spanned more than 60 years and
is credited for shaping the way Americans receive radio and television
Lynne Cooper was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated from
nearby Washington University with both bachelors and masters
degrees in English. In 1939, she responded to an advertisement from
local station KXOK. There she met a young reporter named Paul Harvey.
During their first date, Paul gave Lynne the nickname Angel.
The two were married the following year, and moved to WKZO/Kalamazoo
By the mid-1940s, the Harveys had truly become a team. At Lynnes
suggestion, the couple moved to Chicago in 1944 to pursue network
radio. Local station WENR offered Paul a 10:00 PM newscast and Lynne
became her husbands producer, director, editor and writer.
The show was an immediate success and demonstrated the appeal of
a late-night newscast. In 1951, the Harveys joined the ABC Radio
Network, where they remain to this day. One of the shows more
popular segments, The Rest of the Story, became its own series
Lynne Angel Harvey was inducted into the Radio Hall
of Fame in 1997.
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