Tuesday, January 09, 2007


Local television pioneer Alice Weston has died at her Sheffield Lake home at the age of 95. Weston helped women break through a male dominated profession when she began her career some 60 years ago at WEWS in Cleveland. The station had only been on air for a year when Weston hosted three live cooking and craft shows a day.

Weston was born with a speech impediment, her father told her “Alice, you already have one challenge, don’t have a second. Don’t ever use notes.” She never did, in interviews or broadcasting. She won the 1964 McCall Magazine’s Golden Mike Award garnering her national attention. Weston finished out her broadcasting career on WUAB where she worked for 30 years reporting a variety of stories particularly stories highlighting Lorain County. Weston retired at the age of 86.

Weston has asked that a scholarship be started in her name at Lorain County Community College. Details about Weston’s funeral have not yet been released.


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