(Longmeadow, MA) — The “First Lady” of Springfield television is dead at the age of 97. Kitty Broman of Longmeadow was the founder of Channel 22 with her soon-to-be husband Bill Putnam in 1952. The five-foot-tall woman is remembered as a force to be reckoned with. She became the first woman member of the National Association of Broadcasters back in the 1970s.
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