Longtime Journalist Joyce Rudolph Puts Her Pen On The Shelf

Photographer Ross A. Benson caught Joyce a couple of years ago after Burbank on Parade as she went over to Community Chevrolet to cover a event. (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

Joyce Rudolph lifelong Burbank resident and Editor of The Burbank Leader ‘Features Section’ will be putting the cap on her pen or unplugging her computer at the end of the month as she plans to retire. Rudolph who has been with the paper since it was The Burbank Daily Review started back in the 1970’s right out of College, she was a graduate of Burbank High School and to this day can still fit into her Yell Squad’s outfit.Joyce started back when The Daily Review was where The Burbank Times houses their office currently, she started when Dennis Duke was the Managing Editor, and Mike Harris was City Editor, since those days she has seen over 50 changes in Editors and the paper change ownership several times. Recently honored by fellow staff and readers at The Burbank Leader/Glendale News-press, where a reception included dignitaries including Los Angeles County Mayor Michael Antonovich, Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes, Burbank City Council member Gary Bric, City Treasure Donna Anderson and several other guests. Our photographer Ross A. Benson who has worked with Joyce since the beginning has dug through his files and came up with a couple pictures of Joyce (above, left) during her career including her first ‘Mug’ shot for her Press Pass.

Burbank Councilman Gary Bric and Mayor Jess Talamantes both went to Joyce Rudolph's retirement party to wish her well along with other dignitaries from her past and present. (Photo By Ross A. Benson)
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