TV personality Conrad dies

She worked at a variety of shows on WRC TV

TV personality “Tippy” Conrad, who worked at WRC TV in Washington, D.C., died Oct. 1 in Beverly Hills of complications from brain tumor. She was 80.

Stringer hosted cooking, homemaking and weather shows for WRC TV and radio before becoming the station’s weather girl in 1953. She presented the weather on “Afternoon,” hosted by Willard Scott. The show featured Jim Henson and his early muppets.

Stringer was one of the first women in broadcast news and among the first entertainers to use wireless microphone technology.

She was married to NBC journo Chet Huntley (“Huntley-Brinkley Report”) and later to thesp William Conrad, both of whom predeceased her.

Survivors include a brother.

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