Susan King, M.A. - UNC at Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill, NC, US

Susan King, M.A. Susan King, M.A.

Dean & John T. Kerr Distinguished Professor, School of Media and Journalism | UNC at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC, US

Dean, John T. Kerr Distinguished Professor

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Biography

Susan King, former vice president for external affairs for Carnegie Corporation of New York, became dean of the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication on Jan. 1, 2012. She is also the school’s John Thomas Kerr Distinguished Professor.

King’s career has spanned the two major disciplines in the school – journalism and strategic communication.

After starting her broadcast journalism career in Buffalo, N.Y., she spent more than 20 years in Washington, D.C., as an anchor and reporter covering politics, including serving as a White House correspondent for ABC News. She has also reported for CBS, NBC and CNN. She has hosted the “Diane Rehm Show” and “Talk of the Nation” for National Public Radio.

King then worked nearly five years in the U.S. Department of Labor as the assistant secretary for public affairs and as the executive director of the Family and Medical Leave Commission.

She joined Carnegie in 1999, where she launched and led the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education in collaboration with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and 12 premier U.S. journalism schools including UNC.

She serves on numerous boards including BBC Media Action, N.C. Public Radio and her alma mater, Fairfield University.

Industry Expertise (6)

Public Policy Program Development Education/Learning Political Organization Writing and Editing Media - Print

Areas of Expertise (5)

Media Journalism Communications Mass Communication Public Radio

Accomplishments (1)

DeWitt Carter Reddick Award (professional)

2015

DeWitt Carter Reddick Award for Communication Excellence, Moody College of Communications, University of Texas – Austin

Education (2)

Fairfield University: M.A., Communications 1973

Marymount College: B.A., English 1969

Affiliations (4)

  • UNC Undergraduate Admissions Committee
  • WUNC Board of Trustees
  • UNC TV Blue Ribbon Committee on the Future
  • Provost’s On-Line Task Force

Media Appearances (5)

UNC honors deceased alum, ESPN anchor, Stuart Scott with journalism Hall of Fame induction

ABC 8 News  online

2015-10-24

“Stuart Scott was an original who defined his brand of sports reporting,” said Susan King, dean of the UNC School of Media and Journalism. “He challenged the generation after him to be authentic and to find their voices as broadcasters. That may be his strongest professional legacy.”...

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UNC honors Stuart Scott with journalism hall of fame induction

WNCN  online

2015-10-23

“Stuart Scott was an original who defined his brand of sports reporting,” said Susan King, dean of the UNC School of Media and Journalism. “He challenged the generation after him to be authentic and to find their voices as broadcasters. That may be his strongest professional legacy.”...

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UNC-Chapel Hill to honor Stuart Scott Oct. 23 with journalism hall of fame induction, ‘Late Night With Roy’ tribute

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill News  online

2015-09-30

Jones Angell, journalism alumnus and the “Voice of the Tar Heels,” will emcee the induction ceremony, which will also feature speakers UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt, Carolina soccer legend Mia Hamm and UNC School of Media and Journalism Dean Susan King...

... “Stuart Scott was an original who defined his brand of sports reporting,” said Susan King, dean of the UNC School of Media and Journalism. “He challenged the generation after him to be authentic and to find their voices as broadcasters. That may be his strongest professional legacy.”...

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Dean Susan King honored by Buffalo Broadcasting Hall of Fame

UNC News  online

2014-09-18

Susan King, dean of the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication, was inducted into the Buffalo Broadcasting Hall of Fame at a Sept. 18 gala in Buffalo, N.Y., where she was honored with the Buffalo Bob Smith Award.

Previous Buffalo Bob Smith Award winners include Wolf Blitzer, Don Criqui, Ron Jaworski, Paul Maguire, Mark Russell, Tim Russert and MaryLynn Ryan

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Carnegie’s Susan King tapped by UNC

Triangle Business Journal  online

2011-09-08

The UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication has tapped Susan King, currently vice president of external affairs for Carnegie Corp., as the school’s new dean...

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