Eleanor Mondale Dies At 51
September 19, 2011 at 3:07 AM (PT)
ELEANOR MONDALE POLING, the daughter of former Vice President WALTER MONDALE who became a noted radio personality, died SATURDAY in PRIOR LAKE, MN after a long battle with a recurrence of brain cancer. She was 51.
After campaigning for her father in the 1984 presidential race, ELEANOR MONDALE entered the media as a TV reporter at KABC-TV/LOS ANGELES in 1985, then worked at WMAQ-A, WGN-A and WCKG/CHICAGO, returning to MINNESOTA to become a reporter for WCCO-TV/MINNEAPOLIS. She joined the morning team at crosstown WLOL, then returned to CHICAGO on ROBERT MURPHY's morning show on WKQX (Q101). After stints at the TODAY SHOW on NBC, E! ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION, and CBS' "THIS MORNING," and after battling brain cancer for the first time, MONDALE joined CBS RADIO News-Talk WCCO-A/MINNEAPOLIS as a talk host in 2006-09, when she left to battle a recurrence of her illness.
She is survived by her third husband, CHAN POLING of the band THE SUBURBS.
Find airchecks of MONDALE at WLOL at radiotapes.com.