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2011 Silver Circle Inductee Joan Hallmark

A native East Texan and graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Joan Hallmark began her television career at KTVT, Channel 11, in Dallas where she was host of the award-winning “The Joan Hallmark Show”.

For the past 30 years Joan has been at KLTV 7 News in Tyler, where her “Proud of East Texas” has long been an audience favorite. She’s also the producer of “Freedom Fighters”, which profiles military men and women both past and present. Joan’s features have aired on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” “ABC News One,” and various ABC stations across the country.

In addition, Joan has anchored KLTV newscasts and created the station’s “MedTeam” report, awarded the State’s top medical reporting awards. Her news reports have and features have also won Associated Press awards and national awards from The American Cancer Society and the Vietnam Veterans Association .

Joan has interviewed hundreds of “Headliners,” including both Presidents Bush, Nancy Reagan, John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, George Foreman, Hank Aaron, Carol Burnett and many more. She also was selected to cover Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Texas. Joan’s “Proud of East Texas,” appears weekly on KLTV 7 News at 10 pm on Sundays. Freedom Fighters airs on Fridays at 10 pm.