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Bobbie Wygant Biography – Bobbie Wygant Wiki
Bobbie Wygant is an American entertainment reporter, critic, and an Emmy Award-winning television legend. She also works at NBC as a freelance reporter. She began her seventy-year career at WBAP-TV -NBC 5 in 1948, two weeks before the station went on the air. She is a founding member of the National Broadcast Film Critics Association and was honored by them with their “Critic’s Critic Award” in 2000 in Los Angeles. In 2004, she was inducted into the elite Gold Circle of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in Houston for her fifty years of contributions to television broadcasting. She is the 17th American broadcaster to be elected into its prestigious Gold Circle for 50 years of broadcasting achievement. In 2014 the Alliance for Women In Media honored her with their Gracie Award for Outstanding Reporter/Correspondent.
She was born in Lafayette, Indiana, and came to Texas with a degree in broadcasting and psychology from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. In her early years, she did live game shows, commercials and produced and hosted a live talk show for 16 years. She is noted for her celebrity interviews of everyone from Bob Hope to Bradley Cooper. She notably was the first woman in the Southwest to host a general interest talk show and the first broadcaster in the Southwest to present theater and movie reviews on television.
In 2018 Bobbie wrote her memoir Talking to the Stars: Bobbie Wygant’s Seventy Years in Television. Her most challenging on-air experience was November 22, 1963, when her 30-minute talk show was interrupted six or seven times with bulletins about the John F. Kennedy assassination. Following each announcement she was instructed to “pick up where you left off.” She did.
Bobbie Wygant Age
She was born Roberta Frances Connolly on November 22, 1926, in Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
Bobbie Wygant Husband
She was previously married to her husband, Phil Wygant from 1948 to 1986 when he died.
Bobbie Wygant Book
She authored the book: Talking to the Stars: Bobbie Wygant’s Seventy Years in Television.