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The Couple That Rules Together, Stays Together

Law graduates Dana and Keith Cutler navigate work and love — at home, at the office and on television.
Dana and Keith Cutler laugh together in their Kansas City law office. Photo by Brandon Parigo, Strategic Marketing and Communications.

If you ask Dana Tippin Cutler (J.D. ’89) and Keith Cutler (J.D. ’89) whether they thought, in their wildest dreams, they’d ever have their own television show, they’d tell you “heck no!”

In fact, Dana says when she first got the call from a production company several years ago looking for a husband-and-wife team to preside over a new courtroom TV show, she hung up.

“I thought it was a joke. I have a friend who likes to jerk my chain and I thought he was pranking me,” Dana says. She didn’t buy it until the production company called back and confirmed they were not, in fact, pranking her.

Dana was sure her husband, Keith, wouldn’t go for it, but to her surprise, he agreed to learn more. Two years later they’re the hosts of the Emmy-nominated daytime TV show Couples Court with the Cutlers, the first time a married couple has ever presided over a TV courtroom.

Read the full story at UMKC Today

Published: Feb 5, 2020
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