Photo Record

Object Name Image, Digital
Catalog Number 2014.017.019
Description Photographic image of Drue Smith at what probably is Lovell Field / Chattanooga Airport. Drue worked at WAPO and WDOD in the 1940s. When WDEF Channel 12 began broadcasting in 1954, Drue Smith was on one of their on-air personalities. "Her programs were “Drue at 2 (pm)” and “Party Line,” sometimes co-hosted with Luther Masingill. She left Chattanooga in 1959 for a job with a Nashville TV station. Drue later became the first woman admitted to Tennessee’s Society of Professional Journalists, and the first woman to chair the state capitol’s press corp. She served in the administration of Gov. Frank G. Clement. President Kennedy appointed her to the Defense Advisor Committee on Women in the Service." She also took her "Party Line" to television on Channel 12. She spent her later career working for the Tennessee Radio Network in Nashville, TN. Source:The Chattanoogan.
Date 1955 circa
Accession number 2014.017