Bree Walker
American actor and reporter
Bree Walker
Bree Walker is a radio talk show host, actress, and disability-rights activist, who gained fame as the first on-air American television network news anchor with ectrodactyly. Walker worked as a news anchor and/or reporter in San Diego, New York City, and Los Angeles. Walker was born in Oakland, California and raised in the state of Minnesota near the Iowa border.
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4 Looks You're Never Too Old (Or Young) To Wear
Huffington Post - 5 months
Dressing for our age is a game that's rigged: Try as we might, the outcome is fixed and not often in our favor. One moment women are told they're dressing too old, too provocative. The next, why so matronly? Live a little, will ya? So, thanks but no thanks. We're not playing. The thing is: We've always been firm on the fact that an amazing sense of style doesn't have an expiration date and isn't reserved for a particular age group. Which is why we turned to the tried-and-true pieces in Coach's fall collection -- varsity jackets, little black dresses, and playful sweaters, for starters -- and the women who wholly embody their agelessly awesome appeal. We not only came away with four forever-cool outfits anyone can emulate, but also four unique perspectives -- from a high school senior to an almost-senior citizen -- on the power behind clothing that transcends generations and is unique to you. Ahead, get their take on what it really means to be stylish beyond your years -- no rules at ...
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L.A. Riots: A Stunning Acquittal
Echo Park Patch - almost 5 years
When the Rodney King verdicts were read, I was in my car, driving from Silver Lake to my job at the Daily News in Woodland Hills. I worked an afternoon-to-night shift on the news copy desk, and I remember the 101 through Hollywood and then the Valley as “not guilty,” “not guilty,” “not guilty,” was declared. It truly had not occurred to me that all of the cops who had beaten King would be acquitted. When I arrived at our editorial offices just a few minutes after the verdicts, the gates were shut for the first time since I had begun working there about six months earlier. The guards, who were mostly moonlighting policemen, were double in number. One had brought his border collie. The newsroom was exceptionally busy–no surprise there. But I was surprised to look at one of the ceiling-mounted televisions to see my husband on TV at Parker Center, where he was among a crowd milling and growing. The next few days were a lesson in how quickly this city could be turned upside down. I wen ...
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Reunions - Lebanon Express
Google News - over 5 years
Amanda Richardson, Jennifer Rogers, David Schmerber, Lawrence Seavy, Zachary Shanholtzer, Sean Shannon, Crystal Smith, Jessica Sulzmann, Bree Walker, Jessica Ware, Matthew White, Nicholas Wilson, Jamie Sylvester and Kenny Ufford
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War Protester Will Sell Land By Bush Ranch
NYTimes - over 9 years
The antiwar protester Cindy Sheehan will sell her Texas land near President Bush's ranch to a California radio talk show host, who plans to preserve it as a peace memorial, Ms. Sheehan's spokeswoman said Friday. Ms. Sheehan will sell the five-acre site in Crawford, Tex., for $87,000 to the talk show host Bree Walker, said the spokeswoman, Tiffany
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F.C.C. Rebuffs Handicapped Television Anchor
NYTimes - about 25 years
The Federal Communications Commission has rejected a Los Angeles television news anchor's complaint over two radio call-in discussions of whether it was proper for her to have a baby, knowing that it might inherit her genetic disorder. In a ruling issued on Monday, Milton O. Gross, a member of the commission's staff, said that the hosts of the
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Official Defends Station's Show on Disabled
NYTimes - about 25 years
The chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says a local radio station should not be disciplined for holding a talk show that debated whether a television newscaster disabled by a hereditary disorder should give birth. The commission chairman, Evan J. Kemp, said he was "appalled and sickened" by aspects of the program on KFI radio,
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Complaint Filed on Radio Show on Disabled
NYTimes - over 25 years
Joined by advocates for the disabled, a television news anchor who has genetically malformed feet and hands has complained to the Federal Communications Commission about a radio program whose host questioned her right to have a baby that she knew might be born disfigured. In the complaint, filed with the F.C.C. on Thursday, the anchor, Bree
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CHRONICLE
NYTimes - over 25 years
BREE WALKER-LAMPLEY, the former anchorwoman for Channel 2 in New York whose disability has provoked controversial remarks, gave birth to a son who has the same condition. The boy, AARON JAMES LAMPLEY, was born on Wednesday with ectrodactyly, which causes fingers and toes to become fused. Ms. Walker-Lampley and her husband, JIM LAMPLEY, are both
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HEADLINERS; Painful Words
NYTimes - over 25 years
Bree Walker-Lampley, a Los Angeles news anchor, must sometimes wonder why her disability is so much more an issue for others than for her. Ms. Walker-Lampley, who has ectrodactyly, which causes fingers and toes to be fused, had an awkward moment on the air in New York several years ago. In a discussion of abortion, her male co-anchor asked if she
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Radio Talk About TV Anchor's Disability Stirs Ire in Los Angeles
NYTimes - over 25 years
A Los Angeles talk show host has angered advocates for the disabled by discussing on the radio the pregnancy of a local television news anchor and suggesting that she was irresponsible in taking the genetic risk of passing along a physical abnormality to her child. Groups representing the disabled are demanding an apology and are planning protests
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TV Notes
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: Public Broadcasting Act Public Broadcasting Act Late last week, the House of Representatives approved the Public Broadcasting Act of 1988, which was passed two weeks ago by the Senate. The bill, which establishes financing levels for 1991 through 1993, also provides for the creation of an independent production service, as well as for the
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TV Notes
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: Support for Rather Support for Rather David Burke spoke with reporters this week for the first time since taking over in August as the president of CBS News. He said he fully supported the decision of the CBS News anchor, Dan Rather, not to participate in the second debate between Vice President Bush and Gov. Michael S. Dukakis. In the first
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TV Notes
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: News at Noon News at Noon Bree Walker, who has been on maternity leave from Channel 2, is to return to the air on Oct. 24 - but not in New York. The correspondent and anchor of ''Channel 2 News at Noon'' is returning to California with her husband and newborn daughter and is to be the anchor on the 5 P.M. news program on KCBS-TV in Los
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LONG ISLAND JOURNAL
NYTimes - almost 29 years
LEAD: HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY Today's the day mothers get their due, and those who want to go beyond the ordinary - the card and the dinner to say you care the most - can take advantage of some offbeat ways to share togetherness on Mother's Day. For example, there's Coe Hall, the restored Gold Coast mansion that sits in the middle of the 409-acre
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'It's My World Too,' On Childrens' Disability
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: A LOCALLY produced documentary film pre-empts the usual television network summer fare tonight at 9 on WCBS, Channel 2. Deservedly so. A LOCALLY produced documentary film pre-empts the usual television network summer fare tonight at 9 on WCBS, Channel 2. Deservedly so. ''It's My World Too'' is about the courage of disabled children to stretch
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TV: SINGING OF DISABILITIES OF 7 WOMAN
NYTimes - about 33 years
''TELL THEM I'M A MERMAID'' is a half-hour musical performed by seven women with physical disabilities. Accordingly, it can be patronized, solemnized or sentimentalized, however one sees fit. Still, free yourself from all that. ''Tell Them I'm a Mermaid'' is a brisk piece of work with an intelligent charm, dandy in its modesty. It will be seen on
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bree Walker
    FIFTIES
  • 2012
    Age 58
    Bree Walker shares the on-camera narrator duties with Jon Elliott for the feature length documentary film, Save KLSD: Media Consolidation and Local Radio which was first screened in April 2012.
    More Details Hide Details The film looks at the shrinking number of corporations who control the majority of what Americans watch and listen to on TV, radio, newspapers, and magazines. The film was over four years in the making and was produced by Jon Monday and Jennifer Douglas, distributed by mondayMEDIA. Walker is also in the film as expert, speaking at a media reform conference.
  • 2010
    Age 56
    Bree Walker was nominated and inducted into the San Diego Women's Hall of Fame in 2010 hosted by Women's Museum of California, Commission on the Status of Women, University of California, San Diego Women's Center, and San Diego State University Women's Studies.
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  • 2007
    Age 53
    Sheehan handed the deed to Walker during her June 9, 2007 broadcast of "The Bree Walker show."
    More Details Hide Details Walker has preserved the property as a peace memorial and garden and keeps it open to antiwar protesters. It is featured prominently on Walker's website. She has been married and divorced three times. She has a daughter with her second husband, and a son with her third ex-husband, Jim Lampley. She and her children were also featured on an episode of TLC's My Unique Family; she refuses to answer questions about her silicone lip implants, which have begun to slip in recent years. Her son and daughter both have ectrodactyly; Walker reacted very strongly on her blog to Oprah Winfrey's implication that a "normal" child would have all their fingers and their toes. Her surname is taken from her second husband.
    In June 2007, it was announced that Walker had purchased Cindy Sheehan's "Camp Casey" site in Crawford, Texas for $87,000, in response to Sheehan's May 26, 2007 announcement that she would be selling the property and ending her antiwar activities.
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  • 2006
    Age 52
    Walker furthered her acting career in 2006 by appearing as an inspirational woman with ectrodactyly on the fourth season premiere of Nip/Tuck.
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  • 2005
    Age 51
    Walker's portrayal of Sabina appeared in three episodes during the 2005 season.
    More Details Hide Details She showcases her webbed hands as the series probes public attitudes toward persons with highly visible disabilities. Walker based Sabina on characters she knew existed in the 1920s and 1930s carnival sideshows with names like Lobster Girl or Lobster Boy. These were typically the best jobs people with ectrodactyly could have, with most others being hidden away.
  • FORTIES
  • 2003
    Age 49
    While watching the 2003 season of Carnivàle, an HBO television series about a Depression-era carnival traveling through the Dust Bowl, Walker noticed that no cast member had ectrodactyly.
    More Details Hide Details She requested, created, auditioned and won the role of Sabina, The Scorpion Lady.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1980
    Age 26
    She started her television career in 1980 at KGTV as a consumer advocacy reporter.
    More Details Hide Details Walker has also dabbled in acting, appearing as herself in the end-of-the-world science-fiction thriller Without Warning (credited as Bree Walker-Lampley but referred to on screen as Bree Walker) and as television reporter Wendy Sorenson in The Chase. Walker also guest-starred on an episode of the PBS children's series, Reading Rainbow, to talk about her disability.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1953
    Born
    Born on February 26, 1953.
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