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Lois Ogden Sutherland

Lois Ogden Sutherland

2010

Founded the journalism program at what became Northern Kentucky University. Spent six decades as a newspaper reporter, high school teacher, journalism professor, student newspaper adviser and freelance writer. Began her career with the Cincinnati Times-Star as a sports reporter, one of the earliest women to do locker room interviews. Joined what was then Northern Kentucky State College in 1971 as a charter member of the faculty. First full-time journalism instructor there and founding adviser of the student newspaper. Was known to colleagues as a “female Lou Grant.” Retired in 1987, but continued to supervise journalism interns. Born in California in Campbell County; graduated from University of Kentucky, master’s from Xavier.