CLASS OF 2014
Grasz-Hall began her career as one of only five students in the first broadcast journalism class at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She was the first intern at KOLN/KGIN television in Lincoln in 1964 and became promotion director in 1966 and promotion & public relations director in 1972.. Her career took her to St. Louis in 1977 and eventually to New York.
Her work in St. Louis at KMOX-TV was recognized by executives of the CBS Television Network who brought her to New York naming her as CBS Broadcast Group, Director, Communications/Company Spokesperson & Executive Producer.
While there Grasz-Hall produced the series “Read More About It.” The 30-second spots ran during prime time and encouraged viewers who wanted to know more about the subject of a film to “Read More About It” at a local library.
Between 1994 and 1997 Grasz-Hall was executive director of the Broadcast Designers’ Association and was president of the New York City chapter of American Women in Radio and Television.
She has been president and CEO of her own company in New York City since 1991. Grasz Communications, which includes Grasz and a partner, specializes in marketing for graphics communications companies,
Grasz-Hall remains involved at the university, where she was a 1981 Master’s Week honoree. She serves on the executive board of the Cather Circle, a mentoring program run by the alumni association, and for the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. She’s involved in a myriad of projects in Nebraska and generously shares her experience and expertise with her fellow Nebraskans.