Oral Histories

Interview of Glenda Wina

Journalist, anchorwoman, publicist, and producer.
African Americans in Entertainment and Media: Glenda Wina
African Americans in Entertainment and Media
African American History
Film and Television
Biographical Note:
Journalist, anchorwoman, publicist, and producer.
White, Theresa Renee
Wina, Glenda
Persons Present:
Wina and White.
Place Conducted:
Wina's home in Los Angeles, California.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewer Background and Preparation:
The interview was conducted by Theresa Renée White; B.A., Journalism/Communication, University of Southern California; M.A., African American Studies/Critical Studies in Film and Television, UCLA; C.Phil., Education/Cultural Studies/Film, UCLA.White prepared for the interview by consulting materials made available to her from Wina's personal archives, which included resumes, appointment books, scrapbooks, newsletters, clippings and professional files. In addition, the following literary sources were reviewed:Dates, Jannette L. and William Barlow. Split Image: African Americans in the Mass Media, 1990.MacDonald, Fred. Blacks and White TV, 1992. Ross, Karen. Black and White Media: Black Images in Popular Film and Television, 1996.Various articles written about African American women in the broadcasting industry from Los Angeles Magazine, Los Angeles Sentinel, Los Angeles Tribune, Times Supplement on Zambia and the Beverly Hills Courier were also reviewed.
Processing of Interview:
Margaret Lamont, editorial assistant, edited the interview. She checked the verbatim transcript of the interview against the original tape recordings, edited for punctuation, paragraphing, and spelling, and verified proper names. Words and phrases inserted by the editor have been bracketed.Wina reviewed the transcript. She verified proper names and made a number of corrections and additions.Victoria Simmons, editor, prepared the table of contents and compiled the index. Lamont assembled the interview history.
10.25 hrs.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
The interviews in the series African Americans in Entertainment and Media are designed to document African Americans in television, radio, theater and film and aims to better understand how they overcame bias and discrimination and were trailblazers who opened doors for other African Americans in the industry. Also documented is how inextricably linked each interviewee was to the history and struggles of the larger African American community in Los Angeles.