Ann Arnold Dies At Age 67
Arnold was the longtime president of the Texas Association of Broadcasters. TAB Chairman Mary "Mike" Hatcher of Bryan Broadcasting said, “Ann Arnold was an extraordinary and inspiring woman. She was fearless in her advocacy for local radio and television broadcasters, for the public’s right to know how elected officials run our government, and in her long fight with cancer."
In the 1980s, Arnold faced the biggest challenge of her life. Doctors diagnosed her with leukemia and said she had six months to two years to live. Arnold joined an experimental treatment program at UT’s M. D. Anderson facilities in Houston and lived 20-plus years with the disease. In 1987, she was asked by a group of radio and TV station owners and operators to head up the Texas Association of Broadcasters, taking over the reins of the organization when long-time Executive Director Bonner McLane died suddenly. During her tenure at TAB, Arnold doubled station membership, expanded an array of member services for stations, and recruited top professional staff.
Arnold was also the first female press secretary to a Texas governor. More details on the TAB website
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