Leta Powell Drake : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children and Obituary

Leta Powell Drake was an American broadcaster, television producer, screenwriter and television personality Know all about her in this article as like her Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children and Obituary

Leta Powell Drake : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children and Obituary
  Bio
Name Leta Powell Drake
Birthdate ( Age) 10 March 1938
Place of Birth Duluth, Minnesota, United States
Nationality American
Marital Status  Divorced
Spouse/Partner Not Known
Children Not Known
Parents Name Not Known 
Profession American broadcaster, television producer, screenwriter and television personality
Net Worth $1 Million - $2 Million
Last Update September 2021

Leta Powell Drake was an American broadcaster, television producer, screenwriter and television personality on local stations in Nebraska. Drake hosted Live & Learn, a program for seniors on 5 City TV in Lincoln, Nebraska, and has been inducted into the Nebraska Broadcasters Hall of Fame and the Nebraska Press Women's Hall of Fame.

Drake has acted in more than 100 plays, and two movies.She was a member of the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE). She was also one of the creators of the Star City Holiday Parade.

Early Life and Family

Born in Duluth, Minnesota,Drake began her broadcasting career at KDAL-TV (now KDLH-TV) there.In 1956, the VFW sponsored the "Voice of Democracy" essay contest for high school students. Leta's voice was recorded for the first time, and she won the city championship. The TV station offered her a part-time job. She began as talent on commercials and was on a live Bingo program.

Leta Powell Drake Husband

Leta Powell Drake was married once but she divorced soon and she never reveal about her husband and her relationship details publicly.

Leta Powell Drake Net Worth 

Leta Powell Drake was an American broadcaster, television producer, screenwriter and television personality has an estimated Net Worth arround $1 Million - $2 Million in 2021.

Professional Career

Drake served as program director at Lincoln, Nebraska's KOLN-TV for 28 years, where she purchased and scheduled programs, and she served as a writer, program producer, and on-air host as well as the public affairs director, and director of children's programming, talent development and sales. She hosted and produced the 10/11 Morning Show for 25 years. She interviewed more than 1,000 movie and TV celebrities, humanitarians and two presidents.In 1967, Drake created the character of Kalamity Kate on Cartoon Corral.

Drake served as the assistant network program manager for Nebraska Public Television for 13 years.She also programmed the nine station state network and cable system there, as well.Drake became the spokesperson for Nebraska Public Media through their fund drives and auctions.

In 2020, Drake found herself becoming an internet sensation when her numerous interviews of older celebrities started to go viral. A twitter user named John Frankensteiner posted a compilation clip with the description reading "Currently obsessed with Leta Powell Drake, the greatest interviewer of all time." Many have noted that Drake's style of interviewing tended to be very matter-of-fact and blunt. 

Drake believed that the reason her interviews were popular was because she interviewed older celebrities. When she realized that it was because of her approach to interviewing, she stated "I'm not matter-of-fact; I do my homework... If I'm going to do an interview, I come in and look like I know what I'm talking about... And maybe that was it. Confidence will take you a long way, you know, it really will."