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Maryann Lazarski

Maryann Lazarski is an award-winning journalist, documentarian, and television producer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is a recipient of the prestigious Silver Circle Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for devoting 25-plus years to the industry and making significant contributions to Milwaukee television. Maryann is the Editorial Producer for Milwaukee PBS, guiding storytelling approaches within the station’s local productions. She is also the producer of the Emmy-award-winning 10thirtysix, a news-magazine program on Milwaukee PBS. Maryann spent 20 years at WISN-TV, the ABC affiliate in Milwaukee, where she held television news producing and management positions. Her career also includes higher-education faculty credentials from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Cardinal Stritch University. While teaching, Maryann became a contributing author and editor of The Producing Strategy 2.0, a guide for television news producers and educators. Maryann’s work has received numerous honors including several regional Emmy Awards, a National Associated Press Award, National Association of Black Journalists Award, two top public media honors, and the Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability for a documentary on youth and mental health. Her documentary on female war photojournalist Dickey Chapelle was featured in the Milwaukee Film Festival. Maryann earned her Bachelor of Arts in journalism and her Master of Arts in speech communication from Marquette University. Maryann serves as a member of the Board of Governors of the Milwaukee Press Club, the longest continuously operating press club in the country.

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