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File #: 220587    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 6/9/2022 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 6/16/2022
Title: Honoring Dann Cuellar, on the occasion of his retirement, for 34 years of excellence in broadcast and digital journalism at 6abc Action News on Philadelphia's WPVI-TV.
Sponsors: Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Thomas, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Parker
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 22058700, 2. Signature22058700
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Honoring Dann Cuellar, on the occasion of his retirement, for 34 years of excellence in broadcast and digital journalism at 6abc Action News on Philadelphia's WPVI-TV.

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WHEREAS, After 34 years in broadcast and digital journalism, Dann Cuellar is retiring from bringing the latest news and information to the Delaware Valley; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Cuellar grew up in Victoria, Texas and studied communications at Victoria College. In 1974, he joined KTXN Classical Hour, first part-time, and eventually full-time; and

WHEREAS, In 1975, he moved to KVIC AM Victoria as a DJ and was also responsible for delivering news and weather. In 1976, he joined KXIX-TV where he worked as a reporter, editor and a cameraman for 2 1/2 years. From 1978-1983, he was a reporter and anchor at CBS KHOU-TV Channel 11 in Houston, before moving to KMOL in San Antonio for the next five years; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Cuellar joined 6abc Action News on Philadelphia's WPVI-TV as a reporter in 1988, beginning his long and celebrated career in Philadelphia; and

WHEREAS, He was quick to cover any event that impacted Philadelphians, keeping us informed for decades. He reported on severe weather events from snowstorms, to heat waves to hurricanes, and he was there for all our favorite sports moments over the past three decades - including the Phillies 2008 World Series championship and the Eagles winning Super Bowl LII; and

WHEREAS, His dedication to his profession showed through his hard and news breaking work. Mr. Cuellar was the first to report that the Maryland Sniper suspects had been identified, confirming their names, and the make, model and tags of the car they were believed to be driving; and

WHEREAS, At Action News, Mr. Cuellar has covered many major news events that spanned beyond Philadelphia, including the terrorist attacks in 1993 and 2001 on the World Trade Center in New York, the massacre at Columbine High School, The Waco Siege, and the Oklahoma City bombing on the Murrah Fede...

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