Hall of Fame: 2007

Joyce Kulhawik

Joyce Kulhawik’s television reviews of all things cultural — including theater, film, museums and galleries — in New England have guided many over the years, and she remains one of the only arts and entertainment reporters on Boson’s airwaves.


Joyce Kulhawik’s television reviews of all things cultural — including theater, film, museums and galleries — in New informed and enlightened hundreds of thousands of viewers for more than 25 years on WBZ-TV. As the first arts reporter in the U.S. to appear every weeknight in a local station’s news reports, she gave journalistic stature to arts reporting and greatly enhanced her station’s commitment to community service.

Joyce Kulhawik earned graduate and postgraduate degrees from Simmons College and the University of Vermont. Before beginning her broadcasting career, she taught at Brookline High School and the Boston Architectural Center.

In 1978, she was hired by WBZ-TV as a staffer for Evening Magazine. In 1981, she was promoted to covering arts and entertainment for Channel 4 news, and she continued in that role until May 2008, producing reviews, features and interviews, including conversations with Paul Newman, Robert DeNiro, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, and Barbra Streisand

She also was co-anchor of the Live on 4 newscast (1982 - 1985), and had national exposure on the syndicated programs Hot Ticket and Roger Ebert & the Movies.

Among her awards are local Emmys (for the WBZ-TV series “You Gotta Have Arts!” and 2001 team coverage of the World Trade Center attacks), the Boston Theatre District Award, an Arts Support Award from the Lyric Stage Company, a named scholarship at the Berklee College of Music, and the National Bronze Medal of the American Cancer Society.

Today she continues her passionate commitment to the arts community in Massachusetts and blogs almost daily at www.joycekulhawik.com.

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