The majority of Broadcast Pioneers member Connie Roussin Spann’s professional work experience has been in Philadelphia, which is one of the top television markets in the world. Connie was known as one of the leading talk show personalities in the market during his tenure at WFIL-TV and WPVI-TV.
Her role as an interviewer spans a diversified field of persona from heads of state to local celebrities. Her range of abilities speak of twenty plus years of success in such fields as script and copywriting, producing television, developing TV and civic projects, on-air television personality, news reporter, commentator and television and radio commercial spokesperson.
In 1976, Connie married Dr. James Spann, Chief of Cardiology at Temple University Hospital. Two retired from the industry two years later and moved to Charleston, South Carolina. She remains a member of SAG-AFTRA and the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia.
She acting skills has led her to be part of the Main Counsel of Little Theaters. She was in the ABC-TV Soap Opera, All My Children and was in the motion picture, “If it’s Tuesday, This Must be Belgium.”
Some of the commercials that Connie has done included American Express, Woolworth, Sunbeam Bread, Promise Margarine, Campbell Soups, Swiss Airlines, Amana Freezers, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Gimbels Department Store.
Connie during her career, hosted many TV programs including “Conversations with Connie,” “Dialing for Dollars,” “Target”(a late night talk show, The Mummers Association’s Show of Shows, The Mummers Parade, a series of pre and post Mummers Parade Specials, The Philadelphia segments of the Jerry Lewis Telethons, The Gimbels Thanksgiving Parade, Romper Room (first in Portland, Maine on WCSH-TV and then on WFIL-TV), Contributing News Reporter for the WFIL-TV Evening Newscasts, “Connie Comments” (on WFIL Radio).
Connie Roussin Spann is a graduate of Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts with a BA in History and Political Science.
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