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Joel McNally

Joel McNally is a national-award-winning newspaper columnist and a longtime political commentator on Milwaukee radio and television. After graduating from Indiana University, Joel worked for two years at The Chicago Tribune and for 27 years at The Milwaukee Journal where he won a National Headliners Award for “Consistently Outstanding Local Column” and numerous state and local journalism awards.

Since 1997, Joel has written a column for the Shepherd Express where he also was editor for two years. Joel’s broadcast experience includes working on Milwaukee Public Television as a contributing producer for “Inside View” and for more than 20 years as a regular panelist on its weekly news roundtable, “InterChange.”

Joel also hosted the weekday “Morning Magazine” radio talk show on 1290 WMCS where he and co-host Cassandra led an interracial dialogue on community issues. Joel was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Wisconsin — Milwaukee in the Department of Educational Policy and Community Studies teaching courses in urban history, community problems and race and public policy.

Joel and his wife, Kit Murphy McNally, now live in Charlottesville, Va.

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