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Heather Unruh '89 to Emcee Benefit for Education Foundation

January 25, 2011

65161January 25, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Heather Unruh, evening news anchor at Boston's WCVB-TV and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, will serve as co-emcee of the 15th annual Spelling Bee to benefit the Natick Education Foundation, reports the Natick Bulletin & Tab. The event is set for May 11 at Natick High School.

Learn more at the newspaper's website.

Heather Unruh anchors the early- and late-evening newscasts at WCVB, where she has worked since June 2001 and interned as a DePauw senior. She previously worked as early evening anchor and medical reporter at KFOR-TV, the NBC affiliate in Oklahoma City, and also worked as a weekend anchor and medical reporter at WVTM-TV in Birmingham, Alabama. She was also an anchor, reporter, host and producer of public affairs programs at WBNG-TV and WMGC-TV in Binghamton, New York, and hosted and produced a public affairs series at WVEU-TV in Atlanta.90073

Unruh has received the Clarion Award from Women in Communications, Inc., an Emmy Award, the "Grand Gracie" award from the American Women in Radio and Television for excellence in reporting, and the American Cancer Society’s Sword of Hope Award.

Unruh serves on the regional board of directors for the American Heart Association and is actively involved with Boston Medical Center and St. Jude Children’s Research Center.

In 2008, Heather Unruh was featured in Nantucket magazine.  Read more in this previous story.

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