Milwaukee Media Hall of Fame inductees include 3 from Journal Sentinel

Alan Borsuk, media hall of fame inductees
Alan Borsuk

MILWAUKEE – Three former Milwaukee Journal Sentinel journalists are among eight inductees to the Milwaukee Press Club’s Media Hall of Fame for 2019, the club announced Monday.

Alan J. Borsuk, Meg Kissinger and Tim Cuprisin will be honored along with the other inductees on Friday, Nov. 1, in the Woodland Dreams Ballroom at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee. The event, which is open to the public, begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m., immediately followed by the induction ceremony.

Meg Kissinger, media hall of fame inductees
Meg Kissinger

Borsuk, a senior fellow in law and public policy at Marquette Law School, worked 37 years at the Milwaukee Journal and Journal Sentinel as a reporter, columnist and editor. He was best known for his work as editor of Wisconsin, the Sunday magazine of the Journal, from 1986 to 1994, and for his reporting on education issues in Milwaukee from 1998 to 2009.

Kissinger currently is the James Madison Visiting Professor at Columbia University after spending 35 years at the Journal and Journal Sentinel. Her work as an investigative reporter made Kissinger a 2009 Pulitzer Prize finalist and earned her two George Polk Awards.

Tim Cuprisin, media hall of fame inductees
Tim Cuprisin

Cuprisin, who died in 2011 at age 53, will be honored posthumously for his work over more than 20 years at the Journal and Journal Sentinel. Cuprisin joined the Journal in 1986 as a general assignment reporter after a stint in Washington, D.C., with USA TODAY. Beginning in 1994, he wrote a daily column focusing on TV and radio.

Additional inductees include:

  • Everett L. Marshburn, Milwaukee PBS
  • Sharon McGowan, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
  • Larry Meiller, Wisconsin Public Radio
  • Kathy Mykleby, WISN Channel 12
  • Dan Shelley, WTMJ-AM

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