Missing Alumni

We’re looking for information about these alums. Can you help?

  • Sydna Byrne
  • Ellie Cabot
  • Don Clark
  • John Coe
  • Joan Cuff
  • Candace Cutler Finesliver
  • Wendy (Bruskin) Davis
  • Scott Davis
  • Sylvia Davis
  • James Deetz
  • Tom Dilley
  • Eric Eisen
  • Christine (Siegel) Elder
  • Barbara Epstein
  • Jay Feldman
  • Katie Fischer
  • Peggy Woodford Forbes
  • Julie Forsythe
  • Sally Foskett
  • Karen Fung
  • Fred Gardner
  • Karin Giger
  • Mike Goldberg
  • Eliat Goldman
  • Brenda Greenwood
  • Mary Lela Grimes Sherburne
  • Virginia Harnden
  • Bill Hilliker
  • Wes Horner
  • Martin Hurwitz
  • Bob Jessen
  • Susanna Joannidis
  • Janet Krause Jones
  • Simon Jones
  • John Kane
  • Jenny Womack Kastner
  • Elise Katz
  • Hillary Kimmel
  • Sharon Kramer Loew
  • Rebecca Lawrence
  • Elinor Lipman
  • Marcia Mather
  • Joanne Mathieu
  • Mary Meadows
  • Robb Murphy
  • Faith Nachman Klein
  • Pam Pinsky
  • Tony Priano
  • Hal Pyke
  • Elsa Rassbach
  • Roger Rivera
  • John Ross
  • Ethel Ryerson Roumeliotis
  • Mercedes Sabio
  • Gustavo Sagastume
  • Susanne Salerno
  • Lisa Schwarzbaum
  • Karan Sheldon
  • Dena Simmons
  • David Sloss
  • Anne Speakman
  • Peter Trivelas
  • Steve Vigneaux
  • John Walsh
  • Linda Wege Fisher
  • Aaron Weitekamp
  • Jill White
  • Beth Young


  1. karin giger on February 15, 2023 at 11:54 am

    I was a reporter for the Ten O’Clock News from its inception in 1976 till summer of 1978, when i moved to New Orleans to get management experience running the small public tv station in New Orleans. The city and a man captivated me, and I’m still here, still married, two grown sons, one grandson. Didn’t miss tv much as found terrific work as director of entertainment for the 1984 World’s Fair and as a business consultant for 16 years. But I do sometimes miss the northeast and some great friends from WCVB and WGBH.

  2. Jacquie Calnan on September 21, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    The great populist newsman Joe Day reported for WCVB-TV and then WHDH-TV in Boston before moving to Santa Fe NM. He passed away in March 2015. His obituary may be found in the Boston Globe.

    To add to the sad news, Les Kretman passed away in September 2018. After his time at WGBH, WHDH-Channel 5, and WCVB, he worked for NBC News for 30 years, the last 10 as White House producer.

  3. Sue DeMarco on February 3, 2015 at 6:54 am

    Chris Gilbert called from Florida to let me know that I was “missing.” I never knew! I’m missing in plain sight, raising funds for clinical care and research at McLean Hospital in Belmont. Hope to see folks at the reunion in May!

  4. Roger Lyons on January 13, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    3 of the missing alumni are Facebook Friends of mine. David Elinoff, who lives in Holliston, MA; Jim Deering, who lives in Sebastian, FL; and Lisa Cureton, who lives somewhere in the New York City area. I don’t have phone numbers of email addresses for any of them, however. Hope that helps.

  5. Ralph Schuetz on January 13, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    I was just perusing the list of “missing” WGBH alumni and was surprised that someone as prominent as Sam Newbury would be there, after his 25+ years working at FCI in Pittsburgh. So I Googled his name and was terribly saddened to see that Sam passed away in May of 2014 at the age of 69. We didn’t work together very long at WGBH, but we ran into each other at various PBS meetings over the years. What a kind and gentle soul he was…such a kindred spirit with the great Fred Rogers. There are several obituaries (from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette and at legacy.com, among others) and a video or two on the web. I hope the wonderful folks who keep up this web site (bravo!) will see fit to add Sam to the honored list under “Spotlights”. As producer of Mister Rogers Neighborhood, his contribution to our children and grandchildren was immeasurable.

  6. Howard Lowe on June 30, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Sandy and I live in Bonita Springs FL. We attended a GBH reunion years ago; sorry to miss the recent gathering. I work for the Red Sox during spring training either as director of in stadium programming, technical director, or tour guide.

    • Roger Lyons on December 27, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      I remember watching the iconic game 6 of the 1975 World Series at your house. I remember leaping up when Carlton Fisk hit the game-winning homer and almost putting my hands through your ceiling.

      Looking forward to catching up with you and Sandy.

  7. Susan Bluttman on June 27, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Lester Kretman, Bureau Chief/Broadcast

    Lester (Les) Kretman spent more than 30 years at NBC News before recently retiring as White House producer. Based at the White House for nearly a decade, he coordinated the network’s daily coverage of the president and traveled worldwide with former President George W. Bush. Kretman has also served as NBC’s deputy bureau chief in Washington and was a producer assigned to the network’s bureau in Frankfurt, Germany. Before coming to NBC he was assistant news director for WBZ-TV and executive producer at WHDH-TV and WCVB-TV, all in Boston. He was a producer on the NBC team that received two national Emmys: one for NBC’s election night coverage in 2008, and the other for the network’s coverage of Ronald Reagan’s funeral. He was also a regular contributor to the NBC Nightly News Daily blog. A graduate of Boston University’s College of Communication, Kretman was a reporter for The Providence Journal-Bulletin prior to working in television news.

  8. Chris Gilbert on June 10, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Bonnie Hammer is very much in the limelight…she’s NBCUniversal’s Cable Chairman managing over 2,000 employees and half of Comcast’s multi-billion dollar revenue. She lives in Westport, Connecticut.

  9. Sherry Reisner on June 9, 2014 at 12:50 am

    Wow. I didn’t even know I was missing all these years.

  10. Elizabeth Cholet on February 3, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Sadly Glennie Wilding-White passed away on January 31, 2014.

  11. Susanna Van Cleef Jo on December 25, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    How did I get lost? Continuity Director 1959-1962(?). Are many people I worked with still alive?

  12. Susan Bluttman on November 6, 2013 at 9:54 am

    I’m missing in plain sight! Come find me….

  13. Jerik Tornheim on September 1, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    I’m not missing. Still in the Boston area.

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