CHICAGO, May 3, 2008–Lynne “Angel” Harvey, wife of longtime broadcaster and Chicago legend Paul Harvey, has died. A release from the “Paul Harvey News” office says Lynne Harvey died early Saturday at their home in suburban River Forest after a yearlong battle with leukemia.
The Harveys met in Lynne’s hometown of St. Louis, where they both worked at radio station KXOK. They married in 1940 and later moved to Chicago.
Lynne Harvey is credited with developing some of Paul Harvey’s best-known broadcast features, including “The Rest of the Story.” She was the first producer to enter the Radio Hall of Fame and was inducted in 1997.
WGN Radio Vice President and General Manager Tom Langmyer says of Harvey, “Angel was a broadcasting pioneer, whose work and noteworthy contributions to our industry spanned into eight decades. She was woman of dignity, charm, warmth and compassion. She was also a very visible and important force here in her adopted hometown of Chicago. The WGN family sends Paul, Paul Jr. and the entire Harvey family our deepest condolences.”
Lynne Harvey is survived by her husband Paul Harvey and their son, Paul Harvey Jr.