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Shreveport TV Pioneer Jean Hill Byrd Dies At 82

Television pioneer Jean Hill Byrd, died Nov. 22 in Shreveport, La. She was 82.

Born July 15, 1928, Byrd retired from NBC affiliate KTAL Shreveport where she was employed for 47 years. She was inducted into the Louisiana Hall of Fame in 1999 and served on numerous boards including Easter Seals, Super Derby and as a non-alcoholic member of STEPS.

She was honored as the Shreveport-Bossier Business Woman of the Year and was a member of the Texas-Louisiana Association of Broadcasters. She was an active member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.

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