Susan King Named to Lead Journalism School at Chapel Hill

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has chosen Susan King as its next dean. Her appointment is effective on January 1. King will also be named the John Thomas Kerr Distinguished Professor at the school.

Currently, King is vice president for external affairs at the Carnegie Corporation of New York. There, she developed the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education. Prior to joining the staff at the Carnegie Corporation, she served as assistant secretary for public affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor and was the executive director of the Family and Medical Leave Commission.

She has worked for the news departments at ABC, NBC, and CBS and anchored local television news broadcasts in Buffalo and Washington, D.C.

King is a graduate of Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York. She holds a master’s degree in communications from Fairfield University in Connecticut.

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