Former WCAU Switchboard Operator Dies at 88

Friends and family are mourning a former WCAU-TV switchboard operator who passed away over the weekend.

Eve Hasher died Saturday at the age of 88. Born in Philadelphia in 1926, Hasher graduated from Simon Gratz High School and went on to work several jobs, including an enemy plane spotter during the last year of World War II.

She then found a career in television, working as a switchboard operator for WCAU Television and Radio for 32 years. At the time WCAU-TV was a CBS affiliate. It would later become NBC10 in the mid-90’s.  During her time at WCAU, Hasher moved her family from Philadelphia to South Jersey. She also worked part-time at the Woodbury Court House and the Sears in Deptford, New Jersey.

While she retired in 1988, Hasher remained active, organizing trips with a local tour bus company and leading tours.

Hasher is survived by her two daughters and three grandsons.

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