John Thomas Kerr Distinguished Professor
M.A., Fairfield University
B.A., Marymount College
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.
Prior to Carnegie, King 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. Her journalism career included stints with ABC, CBS and NBC News.
King was also an independent journalist reporting for CNN and ABC Radio News. She was a local television news anchor at stations in Buffalo, N.Y., and Washington, D.C. She has hosted the “Diane Rehm Show” and “Talk of the Nation” for National Public Radio.
King has a bachelor’s degree in English from Marymount College in Tarrytown, N.Y., and she earned her master’s degree in communications from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn.
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