Award-winning journalist, producer

Phyllis Joffe, an award-winning journalist and producer whose work was heard on National Public Radio programs, died on Aug. 17 in New York of a heart at-tack.She was 58.

New Britain, Conn., resident was a regular contributor for the past two decades to programs on National Public Radio, including “Morning Edition,” “All Things Considered” and “Weekend Edition,” specializing in the arts and education. She taught journalism at Columbia U. Graduate School, Wesleyan U. and Quinnipiac U.

Survivors include two daughters, a granddaughter and a brother.

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