2007 Alumni Hall of Fame Honoree

Linda Munich, vice president of public affairs at 6abc in Philadelphia, has had a long and distinguished career in Philadelphia community affairs and public affairs programming.


She began her television career in 1973, when she joined WKBS-TV in South Philadelphia and gained experience in numerous positions. She served as community affairs director, which included producing, directing and hosting news and public affairs programs; as a promotion administrator; and as a personnel administrator.


Munich came to the 6abc public affairs department in June of 1983 as the producer of various public affairs programs, including the once-a-year special Best of the Class series, which honors top high school students in the Delaware Valley.


In addition, Munich served as producer of the award-winning Visions program, hosted by Action News reporter Vernon Odom. She was also the producer and host of Good Morning and the Perspective programs airing on 6abc. She was appointed to her current position in 1991.


Munich’s interest in public and community affairs extends beyond her broadcast career. From June of 1972 until her appointment at 6abc, she was founder and a consultant for St. Joseph’s University/Wynnefield Summer Program, which established a cooperative recreation program for the community.


She is also an advisor to the board of directors of various organizations, including Settlement Music School, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Philadanco and the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania.


In addition to her 1975 Temple degree, Munich completed the program for developing managers at Simmons College, a nationally distinguished university in Boston.


Linda Pharis Munich is the second born of five girls and the mother of two dynamic performers, Laura Munich and Bill Munich.