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Media Hall of Fame 2015

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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
1721 West Canal Street Milwaukee WI, 53233


MILWAUKEE, WI—August 27, 2015— The Milwaukee Press Club is pleased to announce a slate of outstanding journalists and media professionals for induction into the Milwaukee Media Hall of Fame on Friday, October 23, 2015.

“This year’s inductees are a very impressive group of journalists,” said press club president Mark Kass. “I have followed them for many years and always respected the work they did to inform our community. We look forward to this important Milwaukee Press Club event and the opportunity to be inspired again by these distinguished professionals as they highlight their memorable experiences.”

The 2015 inductees to the Wisconsin Media Hall of Fame are:

  • Mary Fran Cahill, long-time editor, designer and writer for The Milwaukee Journal
  • Martin Kaiser, editor emeritus of The Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; during his 18 years as editor, the newspaper won three Pulitzer Prizes and was a finalist six additional times
  • Gerald Kloss, memorable, long-time columnist, satirist, critic and reviewer for The Milwaukee Journal who was known for his “Slightly Kloss-eyed” column
  • Patricia O’Flynn Pattillo, founder of the Milwaukee Community Journal and the first female president of the NNPA-Black Press of America
  • Mark Zoromski, news producer and director of news planning for WITI-TV and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee journalism instructor, where he started the national award-winning UWM PantherVision
  • Jim Cullen, (deceased), managing editor at WTMJ-TV
  • Scott Feldmeyer, (deceased), long time print and broadcast journalist known for his investigative work
  • Jackie Loohauis-Bennett, (deceased), features writer for The Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel who pioneered coverage of Summerfest, covered the Milwaukee County Zoo and Public Museum, the Great Circus Parade, history and archeology.

Relatives, friends and co-workers of the inductees, as well as members of the Milwaukee Press Club and the general public, are invited to attend. The event will take place at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in the Woodland Dreams Ballroom at 1721 W. Canal Street in Milwaukee, with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The induction ceremony will begin immediately after dinner. Tickets are $65 per person; tables of eight are available for $500.

For additional information about the Milwaukee Press Club and previous inductees to the Milwaukee Media Hall of Fame, visit and click on “Honors.” To sponsor the Hall of Fame dinner or other Press Club events, contact Joette Richards at (262)894-2224.

Booking information for attendees:

Entrée selections:
(Beef) Braised Beef Short Ribs, Cabernet Jus
(Chicken) Roasted Bone-in Chicken Breast, Cherry Balsamic Glaze
(Fish) Tilapia, Lemon Brown Butter Sauce
(Vegetarian) Asparagus and Red Pepper Risotto
(Please contact us for any special dietary needs.)

Event Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

  • Wisconsin Newspaper Association

Table Sponsor

  • Aurora Health Care, Inc.

  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

  • Northwest Funeral Chapel, Inc.


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