Gloria Penner

A TRIBUTE TO GLORIA PENNER OCTOBER 30

October 26, 2012 (San Diego) – KPBS is hosting A Tribute to Gloria Penner on October 30 at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Gloria Penner was a San Diego broadcasting pioneer who was part of KPBS for nearly half a century.  She lost her battle with cancer on October 6 at the age of 81.

To RSVP for this event, please visit http://www.kpbs.org/gloriatribute.


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PASSAGES: PIONEERING KPBS BROADCASTER GLORIA PENNER DIES OF CANCER

By Miriam Raftery

Photo by Spark Photography / Provided by KPBS

October 6, 2012 (San Diego) – Broadcast journalist Gloria Penner, a pioneer in local broadcasting and a leading voice at KPBS radio/TV station on the San Diego State University campus for more than half a century, died today of pancreatic cancer. She was 81. 

Her death comes just days before the Women’s History Museum was slated to hold a special tribute to Penner at an October 13 “Broads in Broadcasting” celebration of women who broke through the barriers in the broadcast world.


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