Walter Cronkite Award: Screeners & Judges

 

2017 Judges

  • Willow Bay, Chair: Director, USC Annenberg School of Journalism
  • *Seth Doane: Rome-based corresondent for CBS News
  • Rebecca Haggerty: Associate Director, Annenberg TV News
  • *Brad Luck: Digital Director, NBC Connecticut
  • Judy Muller: Professor, USC Annenberg School of Journalism
  • *Maria Nikias: Senior Coordinator, Content Strategy, CBS Interactive Specials
  • Stacy Scholder: Associate Director, Annenberg TV News
  • Heidi Schulman: Veteran TV news writer, producer and reporter
  • Willa Seidenberg: Associate Professor of Professional Practice; Director, USC Annenberg Radio News

2017 Screeners

  • Patrick Becker: News producer at WABC-TV, New York
  • Dan Birman: TV producer and USC Annenberg Journalism professor
  • *Kate Cagle: Video journalist at KRON-TV, San Francisco
  • Shawn Chitnis: Multimedia journalist for CBS Denver
  • *Kaitlin Funaro: Communications strategy and media relations professional
  • Bryan Goettel: Public relations and communications professional
  • *Gretchen Goldsmith: Emmy Award-winning news & documentary producer; USC Annenberg lecturer
  • *Alex Goldsmith: Weekend evening anchor and general assignment reporter for KRQE News 13, Albuquerque
  • *Anne Hsu: Associate producer at CBS Interactive
  • Kim Leoffler: KLTV7 (East Texas) Reporter/multi-media journalist
  • Alexa Liacko: Reporter KGUN9 On Your Side, Tucson
  • Tina Mather Jensen: Investigative reporter for Fox13 Tampa
  • David McAlpine: News producer at WPVI-TV / Channel 6 Action News,
    Philadelphia
  • Elizabeth Mitchell: Three decades of experience as a producer, writer, coordinating producer, post production coordinator and segment producer
  • *Stacey Persoff: Freelance producer at KIRO-TV, Seattle
  • Lew Rothbart: Newswriter, producer and assignment editor at KNBC, Los Angeles; former news director at KTLA
  • Matt Schrader: Investigative and consumer news producer at
    KOVR-TV, Sacramento
  • Max Schwartz: Freelance reporter/producer
  • *Shawna Thomas: Senior editor at NBC News’s Meet the Press
  • Ani Ucar: ‎Investigative associate producer at Fusion Media Network
  • Nick Valencia: General assignment correspondent for CNN
  • *Kris Van Cleave: Emmy Award and Murrow Award-winning reporter; CBS News Transportation correspondent
  • *Joy Wang: Reporter at WILX News in Lansing, Michigan
  • *Darren Zulberti: News producer at KTVU-TV, Fox in Bay Area

* Denotes USC Annenberg Alumni