Deirdre Downs Bio, Wiki
Deirdre Downs is best known for being the daughter of Hugh Downs and Ruth Shaheen. Hugh Downs was an American broadcaster, television host, news anchor, TV producer, author, game show host, and music composer.
Deirdre Downs and his father, Hugh Downs are listed as the founders of Media Literacy Project which was founded in 1993. That same year, Albuquerque Academy agreed to house the project and have remained here there ever since.
According to the project’s website, Media Literacy Project is a nationally recognized leader in media literacy resources and education. Since 1993, Media Literacy Project has delivered dynamic multimedia presentations at conferences, workshops, and classrooms across the country. Our media literacy curricula and action guides are used in countless schools and communities and our training programs have inspired thousands of people to think critically and take action.
Her Mother Died in 2017
Ruth Shaheen Downs was best known for being the beloved wife of broadcaster, Hugh Downs. She passed away on March 28th, 2017, at the age of 95, at their home in Scottsdale, AZ.
Hugh Downs Death & Cause
Hugh Downs, the genial, versatile broadcaster who became one of television’s most familiar and welcome faces with more than 15,000 hours on news, game and talk shows, died at age 99 on July 1st, 2020 exactly three years after his wife’s death. Downs died of natural causes at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Wednesday, said his great-niece, Molly Shaheen.
Rest in peace Hugh Downs.
99 years old on 2020 pic.twitter.com/9bqeux27Rp
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) July 2, 2020
Downs is survived by his daughter, Deirdre; his son, Hugh R. “H.R.” Downs; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.