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University of Minnesota (Broadcast Journalism)
University of Chicago (Graduate Coursework)
University of Southern California (Master's)
After many years working as a journalist (New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, TV Guide) and screenwriter (NBC and CBS prime time productions), I created two new goals: First, to go back to school and get my master's degree in journalism. And second, to become a teacher. The first goal was fulfilled in 2010, when I was granted USC's Annenberg Fellowship and full-ride scholarship, graduating at the top of my class from the master's program in Specialized Journalism. Upon graduation, I was asked to teach at my alma mater and it has become the highlight of my professional life. I simply love teaching. Two of my students last semester told me that my class changed their lives; one decided to change from a business to a writing major. Another, an engineering major, said that she discovered her love of writing for the first time.
I have been working for some of the most prestigious newspapers, magazines and television stations in this country. I have won two Emmy Awards, First Place from the Associated Press, and a George Foster Peabody award for investigative reporting. I have also won three fellowships: One from the University of Chicago and two from USC. Along the way, the greatest skills I have acquired are the ability to write, speak and present myself well - and to help others do the same. My editors tell me time and again that I have been hired because today's high school and college graduates "don't know how to write." I would add, "don't know how to read," as well. I would love to help change that, one student at a time. After many years working as a journalist (New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, TV Guide) and screenwriter (NBC and CBS prime time productions), I created two new goals: First, to go back to school and get my master's degree in journalism. And second, to become a… Read more
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I am a professor at USC and teach in two of their schools: The School of Journalism and Communication, and the School of Cinematic Arts. I received my master's degree from USC in 2010 and have been awarded a total of three fellowships - two from USC and one from the University of Chicago. I had to do extensive research in 2009 to decide on where to apply for my graduate program and am very well-versed in the application process. In addition, I teach writing, which is the crux of any good application.
I am a professor at the University of Southern California and a multiple award-winning journalist. When I lived in Beverly Hills, I volunteered to tutor elementary and secondary kids who would be brought to one of our local elementary schools after their normal school days were over. One of the subjects they usually struggled with was reading - and, inevitably - spelling. I found it very rewarding to help them conquer both challenges.
I am a teacher at USC's School of Cinematic Arts. I am also a professional speech writer and public speaking coach who has worked with the top executives at McDonald's and Sara Lee Corporation in Chicago.
I am a professor at USC (University of Southern California) who teaches in the School of Cinematic Arts. As such, projects are approached in multiple steps, with great attention to accuracy, fairness and respect for deadlines. I am also a multiple award-winning journalist who has taught beginning reporters and producers how to approach their subjects, which will be different every day.
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