Alice Weston

We’d be remiss in our role as a site honoring local media history if we didn’t mention the passing of Alice Weston on Tuesday.

Generations of Cleveland TV viewers – and we mean literally, generations – watched Alice Weston on local TV. In her 50-plus year career, which took her to pretty much every local TV station, Alice was a true fixture of this TV market.

She was a pioneer, as well…becoming the first female TV host in this region when she joined WEWS/5 just a year after the station hit the airwaves.

After a stint in Pittsburgh in the 1960’s, Weston returned to Cleveland, where she ended her TV career in the mid-1990’s at WKYC/3…at the age of 86. She died at her Sheffield Lake home at the age of 95.

OMW reader and regular tipster Nathan Obral tells us that Weston, a long-time Lorain County resident, was also one of the first announcers for Elyria’s WEOL/930 and its FM sister station, which is still co-owned as today’s WNWV/107.3 “The Wave”.

Her first station, WEWS, weighs in online here…and has an item here

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