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Remebering John Webster:

The Cleveland Association of Broadcasters is saddened to hear of the passing of Cleveland broadcast icon John Webster. Webster started his broadcast career in Pekin Illinois and also worked in Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit and New York before coming to Cleveland to develop an all-news format for WERE. He was later news director at WMJI and in 1984, began a partnership with John Lanigan that lasted 13 years.  In 1998, John became the co-host of “Wills, Webster and Coleman” morning show on WTAM. Webster was known as a consummate journalist who always tried to present a fair story that incorporated background with breaking developments.Godspeed John and condolences to family and friends. 



Featured CAB Legacy Honoree: Lee Jordan - Class of 2011

Lee JordanLee was born In Minneapolis. Minnesota and first set foot in the Buckeye state as a student at Bowling Green State University. While at BG, Lee majored in Journalism and was awarded the Frazier Reams Fellowship in Journalism. Following graduation, Lee went to Columbus, where was the host of PM Magazine for WCMH from 1981-87.

Lee left Columbus in 1987 to start a 30 year career at WEWS. Her career began as Co-Host of The Morning Exchange, which was widely regarded as one of the most successful local programs in television history. She remained with the Morning Exchange from 1987-1993.

>During Lee’s WEWS career, she won 7 Emmy awards for anchoring, hosting and reporting. In addition, Lee received two prestigious accolades for best regional newscast—one from the Associated Press and the other an Edward R. Murrow Award.

Lee has always been an active participant in community organizations with a strong commitment to fundraising. Over the years, she has been active with Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Women’s Community Fund, Cleveland Alzheimer’s Association, Visiting Nurses Association OROC and The Gathering Place. Lee has also served on the Board of Director’s for both the Cleveland Eyebank and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Lee is expected to spend her retirement time family and friends, cooking, getting cozy with a stack of magazines and books and maybe a few rounds of golf.

Congratulations Lee on a stellar 30 years of broadcast excellence and for all you have done for Cleveland.


CAB Mission Statement

As a nonprofit  501c6 we work collaboratively as an industry to continue to advance excellence in broadcasting in Cleveland through education, social interaction, recognition and philanthropy.
  1. Promote the quality of broadcasting in the Cleveland area
  2. Provide a forum for issues concerning all segments of the Cleveland broadcasting community
  3. Foster greater understanding between those in the broadcasting sales, advertising and business communities
  4. Increase the level of professionalism among those in the Cleveland broadcast community

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