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Miss Anne Shadbolt as WDCA-TV Channel-20 Romer Room Teacher (Courtesy: Anne Shadbolt)
"Miss Anne"
of WDCA-TV's Romper Room
"Miss Anne" Shadbolt graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech, Radio and Television. She also attended the University of Missouri in St. Louis for post-graduate studies in Radio and Television.

KSD Radio/KSD-TV (St. Louis' NBC affiliate) provided her first on-air talent job in commercials on "St. Louis Hop", as well as experience in all areas of production.

Miss Anne Shadbolt
Miss Anne's Romper Room, WDCA-20 Studios
Miss Anne's Romper Room from the WDCA-20 Studios
Relocating to Colorado, Anne was a fashion model/commentator, free lance model, radio talk show moderator and Adult Ed teacher for several years before taking the job of Romper Room teacher on WKEF-TV in Dayton Ohio.
Miss Anne's Romper Room, WDCA-20 Studios, June 1968
Candid Shot of Channel-20's Romper Room from June of 1968
Anne returned to St. Louis for about a year... before accepting an offer from WDCA-TV 20 to be their first Romper Room teacher in the summer of 1967.
Miss Anne's Romper Room, WDCA-20 Sales Flyer
Miss Anne's Romper Room, WDCA-20 Studios, June 1968
Another Candid Shot of WDCA-TV 20's Romper Room from June of 1968
In addition to her teacher's duties, the pretty, blue-eyed Anne was drafted as on-air talent for other productions as shown on the magazine cover below.
The Communication User magazine, March-April 1970 Issue
The cover of The Communication User magazine, March-April 1970 Issue
Miss Anne did her share of personal appearances at DC area malls in support of the program. As these photos show, her "do-bees" sure loved to meet her.
 Click to see more of the Sales Brochure for Miss Anne's Romper Room
Anne also helped raise public awareness of worthy causes, as evidenced by her participation in the 1969 WDCA-TV Children's Hospital Telethon (below).
Herb Davis, Justice Douglas, Anne Shadbolt, Johnny K as Captain 20, 1969 Children's Hospital Telethon
 (l to r) Herb Davis, Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, Miss Anne Shadbolt,
and Captain 20 (John Kallimonis)   Photo Donated By Dick Dyszel
"A Chick-Chick Here & A Chick-Chick There..." Miss Anne and her students are joined by Dr. Calvert, Mr. Bombard, and Mr. William Walker of the USDA, and some groovy chicks from Mrs. Omstead and Hines Hatchery in Olney, MD..
Anne Shadbolt (along with her familiy) moved from the DC area in 1977 to a major city in the southwest United States where she's lived ever since... and where she has a successful marketing company.  She says that her memories of Washington DC and Channel-20's Romper Room are among her fondest..
Ad For Miss Anne's Romper Room on Channel-20
Photos and articles courtesy of Anne Shadbolt via her loving daughter Jennifer Wynne Farmer
who produces and directs family oriented films for theatrical release and television.
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