Norma Ashby of Great Falls, Mt. was elected to the GMF Board in 2008. A native of Helena, Mt. and a journalism graduate of the University of Montana, Norma was a broadcaster at KRTV in Great Falls from 1962-1988.
She was hostess and producer of the award-winning “Today in Montana” show and interviewed more than 26,000 guests.
She is the author of “Movie Stars & Rattlesnakes: The Heyday of Montana Live Television” and co-hosted the Montana Children’s Miracle Network Telethon with Dan Snyder for several years.
She produced 21 television documentaries and co-produced “The Great Falls Story: A Tribute to 125 Years” in 2009.
Among the awards and honors she has received: TV Broadcaster of the Year in 1985; named the Most Influential Woman in Great Falls, is an honorary member of the Blackfeet Tribe and received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Montana.
She was inducted into the Montana Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2010 and was named a Montana Humanities Hero in 2012.
The Greater Montana Foundation thanks Scripps and their Television stations throughout Montana for providing studio, production and edit facilities for the Legacy Broadcasters Initiative interviews. Without their generous support, this project would not have been possible.
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