Wanda Starke is a name that makes one think of meaningful advocacy, thoughtful interviews, and smart and passionate journalistic storytelling. For years Wanda Starke has been a close friend and supporter of not only the mission of Children’s Home Society but of advocating for children everywhere in foster care to help find their forever homes.
She has served on our Board of Trustees, spoken at our fundraisers, and featured children in our care on her WXII segment “A Place to Call Home” for 20 years.
After a prolific 40-year career in journalism, Wanda officially retired from WXII this past December. As a child of adoption who connected with her biological family in adulthood, Wanda offers a unique perspective and a passion for the work we do and the communities we serve.