Winfrey, Lee 1932-2003

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WINFREY, Lee 1932-2003

OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born July 7, 1932, in Knoxville, TN; died March 31, 2003, in Philadelphia, PA. Journalist, critic, educator, and author. Winfrey was a reporter who became most well known for his writings as a television critic. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where he earned a B.S. in 1966, and the University of Iowa, where he received a master's degree in 1968. He also attended graduate school at Harvard from 1971 to 1972. Winfrey got his start as a reporter for the Nashville Tennessean during the late 1950s. This was followed by stints at the Knoxville News-Sentinel and the Miami Herald. From 1966 to 1968 he worked as an instructor at the University of Iowa before returning as a journalist for the Detroit Free Press. In 1972 he started writing his syndicated column, "On Television," and was elected president of the Television Critics Association the next year.



Washington Post, April 7, 2003, p. B6.