Joyce Kulhawik, best known as the Emmy Award-winning arts and entertainment critic for CBS-Boston (WBZ-TV 1981-2008), is currently lending her expertise as an arts critic/advocate, motivational speaker, and cancer crusader. Kulhawik is president of the Boston Theater Critics Association, a member of the Boston Society of Film Critics, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, and reviews for NPR on WBUR.
Kulhawik has covered local and national events from Boston and Broadway to Hollywood, reporting live from the Oscars, the Emmys, and the Grammys. Nationally, Kulhawik has co-hosted syndicated movie-review programs with Roger Ebert and Leonard Maltin. Look for her arts and entertainment reviews online at JoycesChoices.com.
A three-time cancer survivor, Kulhawik testified before Congress on the 20th anniversary of the National Cancer Act. Since 1983 she has chaired the American Cancer Society’s largest spring fundraising campaign, serves on the ACS advisory board, and continues to help raise millions of dollars for the ACS first “Hope Lodge” in Boston. The ACS has honored Kulhawik with its national bronze medal for her work.
The recipient of countless awards, Joyce holds an honorary doctorate in communications from her alma mater Simmons College, and has an endowed scholarship in her name at the Berklee College of Music. In 2010 Kulhawik received the N.E. Emmy’s Governor’s Award for her distinguished career, and in 2007 was an inaugural inductee into the Mass Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
Kulhawik has performed as a guest narrator with the Boston Pops, the New England Philharmonic, Boston Musica Viva, the Boston Civic Symphony, and the Concord Orchestra. Kulhawik also moonwalks and yodels.