Betty Bob Buckley

Title: Retired Journalist
Location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Betty Bob Buckley, Retired Journalist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in journalism.

Having accrued nearly 50 years of professional experience in journalism, Ms. Buckley commenced her career as a reporter for the Big Spring Herald in Texas in 1942. Between 1944 and 1951, she served as a society reporter for the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, as well as a reporter for the Fort Worth Press and the Mercury-Chronicle in Manhattan, Kansas. Taking her skills across the Atlantic, Ms. Buckley was a columnist for the Moroccan Courier in Casablanca, Morocco in 1953. Returning to the United States, she flourished as an assistant editor for General Dynamics News in Fort Worth from 1968 to 1971. Ms. Buckley then pivoted to a career in public relations, having been director of public relations for Casa Manana Theater from 1975 to 1982 and an educator of public relations at South Dakota State University in 1986. At the tail end of her career, she was a freelance public relations consultant in Brooking, South Dakota in the late 1980s and a tour director for the Dan Draper Travel Agency.

Ms. Buckley received a Bachelor of Arts in communication from the University of Texas, Arlington in 1983 and is backed by studies from Texas Christian University, South Dakota State University and Texas Tech University. Finding great success throughout the course of her career, she was the recipient of the Casa Manana Award for Humanitarian Support in 1996. She also earned an award for being a member of the board for the Academy of Fine Arts and a Hats Off to Mothers Award. Presently, Ms. Buckley maintains membership with the American Association of University Women, Professional Employer Organization and Women in Communication, of which she served as president of the Fort Worth chapter from 1957 to 1959 and from 1992 to 1993 and named Outstanding Member in 1977. Looking back, she attributes much of her success to her late husband, Ernest, who was always loving and encouraging. She published a book of poems, “Write Me a Poem, Ernie” for him and donated all proceeds to scholarships for students. To attest to her legacy, Ms. Buckley can also be found in various editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the Media and Communication, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest and Who’s Who of American Women.

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