Carolyn Wean: An Appreciation

Longtime Westinghouse Broadcasting television executive Carolyn Wean, who died last Friday at 68, was best-known for her strong ties to Pittsburgh and to Group W flagship station KDKA. The phrase “first woman” is unavoidable when recalling her career. But Carolyn treated sexism as a mere distraction. She won over skeptics through her enormous talent and competence and bulldozed detractors with her fierce competitive drive and sheer intellect.