Milwaukee Magazine publisher inducted into media hall of fame.
Tonight Betty Evans Quadracci, president and publisher of Milwaukee Magazine, will be inducted into Milwaukee Press Club's Media Hall of Fame. Quadracci will join the ranks of newspaper editor-turned Civil War-era brigadier general Rufus King, former Journal Sentinel golf editor and amateur golfer Billy Sixty, and longtime JS television and theater critic Mike Drew.
Quadracci has been at the helm of this magazine since 1983 and under her stewardship Milwaukee Magazine has garnered more than 200 national and state awards. At the 2012 City and Regional Magazine Association Awards, Milwaukee Magazine won in the criticism category.
Also joining Quadracci in this year's Hall of Fame are WISN's Chief Photographer Cary Edwards, former WITI news director and current faculty member at Poynter Institute Jill Geisler, local gallery owner and author Dean Jensen, and longtime columnist and reporter at the Door County Advocate Keta Steebs.
In 2008, the editors of Milwaukee Magazine wrote a piece detailing the magazine's transformation under the Quadracci's ownership. From the article:
In June , Betty Quadracci will have served as publisher for 25 years, by far the longest tenure of any publisher in town. “I have no regrets,” she says. “As we got into this, we realized we could effect change, we could provide leadership to the community. That was very important to Harry and me. That came from the heart.”
The magazine's January issue will mark the 30th year of publication with Quadracci as publisher.