CBS Corporation announced that Kathleen (Kathie) A. Juan, a longtime CBS communications writer and editor before retiring in 2002, died on April 8 at Liberty Commons Skilled Care Center in Chatham, MA. She was 70 and passed after a short battle with an illness.
Juan, who spent almost 35 years with the CBS Television Network, was a beloved member of the CBS communications department in New York, the CBS obituary stated. “She was an excellent editor, writer and researcher who truly put her heart and soul into her job. In addition to her delightful sense of humor, Kathie is remembered for her gift with words, which led one CBS employee to anoint her ‘the grammar guru’,” the announcement said.
Juan, who started her career as a society editor for a local newspaper, The Daily Argus, in Mt. Vernon, NY, began her long and successful tenure at the CBS Television Network as a publicity writer and executive editor of communications. She was responsible for many of the stories in the Sunday paper television supplements throughout the country about shows airing on the Network. She also traveled extensively to production sets in the United States and abroad, interviewing many CBS stars during her career, including Helen Hayes, Henry Fonda and cast members of the hit series M*A*S*H.
Donations can be made in Kathie Juan’s name to the Broad Reach Hospice, 390 Orleans Road, North Chatham, MA, 02650.