OWLS Queen’s Bench Chapter
invites you to our 2021
Monthly Speaker Series:
March 9, 2021, at noon
Featuring Rebecca Marshall
Rebecca Marshall was one of those rare kids who always knew what she wanted to do when she grew up. When asked by the teacher in 9th grade what do you want to be, she raised her hand and said “I want to be a newscaster. I want to be the next Jane Pauley.”
She interned at radio stations in high school, took broadcasting and journalism courses in college. She graduated and pursued that newscaster dream in radio for the next 30 years. This included a reporter position at KSL in Salt Lake City, a morning show position in Detroit, Michigan with former child star and actor Danny Bonaduce (Danny Partridge) and through the years some appearances on PBS TV to host pledge drives. She moved to Portland to work on the “Gina, Cort and Rebecca Show” in 1998 and then went back to her news roots at FM News 101 KXL where she was the morning anchor and News Director for 20 years.
But what happens when that dream is no longer a dream and when it’s time to make a change? What awaits a person leaving a lifelong career in news and broadcasting? Can you teach an old dog new tricks? At the age of 52, she was about to find out. Trial by fire took on a whole new meaning, literally.
Hear the rest of the story on March 9, 2021.