(Left to right) Chairman Bill "Wee Willie" Webber
WPVI's Action News Anchor Monica Malpass
Broadcast Pioneers' President Frank Hogan
The Bala Golf Club, Philadelphia
Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Action News anchor Monica Malpass was our speaker for our May luncheon at the Bala Golf Club, in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia. We had a huge, wonderful crowd.

Monica came to WPVI-TV in January of 1988. Prior to that, she worked at several television stations and newspapers in North Carolina.

Monica received a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Villanova University in 1999. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1983, was a Rotary Scholar to the University of Puerto Rico in 1984, and has an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Neumann College.

We have the complete audio of Monica Malpass' remarks available right here on our website.

Listen to what Monica Malpass said

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At that same luncheon, Jan Beaty, wife of long-time member John Beaty was present. When John passed away in May of last year, Jan asked in lieu of flowers, that people donate to the Broadcast Pioneers scholarship fund. Because of that, enough money was raised for us to award a $1,000 scholarship to Elizabeth Watts of Rowan University.

Pictures of the scholarship events are available now!

Action News is currently the news leader for television here in the 4th largest market in the United States. Action News has been on Channel 6's air since 1970 and is now in the 36th year of service to the Delaware Valley.

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