Walter Cronkite Award: Screeners & Judges

 

2019 Judges

  • Willow Bay, Chair: Dean, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
  • Gordon Stables: Director, USC Annenberg School of Journalism
  • *Seth Doane: Rome-based correspondent for CBS News
  • Susan Friedman: award-winning journalist
  • Rebecca Haggerty: Associate Professor of Professional Practice; Director of Undergraduate Journalism Studies
  • *Brad Luck: Digital Director, NBC Connecticut
  • Judy Muller: Professor, USC Annenberg School of Journalism
  • Stacy Scholder: Professor of Professional Practice; Director, Annenberg TV News
  • Willa Seidenberg: Associate Professor of Professional Practice; Director, USC Annenberg Radio News

2019 Screeners

  • Patrick Becker: News producer at WABC-TV, New York
  • Dan Birman: TV producer and USC Annenberg Journalism professor
  • *Irene Byon: News producer, NBC 7, San Diego
  • *Shawn Chitnis: Multimedia journalist for CBS, Denver
  • *Kaitlin Funaro: Communication strategy and media relations professional; former freelance producer at Southern California Public Radio
  • *Lori Jane Gliha: 15x Regional Emmy Award-winning investigative journalist at Rocky Mountain PBS’ Insight with John Ferrugia
  • *Gretchen Goldsmith: Emmy Award-winning news & documentary producer; USC Annenberg lecturer
  • *Alex Goldsmith: Chief Noisemaker at Grey Fox Games; host of Dukes of Dice Podcast; former KRQE Media
  • *Anne Hsu: Producer at CBS Interactive
  • *Kim Leoffler: Reporter and multimedia journalist at Spectrum Bay News Bay News 9, Tampa
  • *Alexa Liacko: Multimedia journalist for FOX 5, Atlanta
  • *David McAlpine: Producer at Fox News
  • Liz Mitchell: Three decades of experience as a producer, writer, coordinating producer, post production coordinator and segment producer
  • *Stacey Persoff: Producer at CBS This Morning
  • Lew Rothbart: Newswriter, producer and assignment editor at KNBC, Los Angeles; former KTLA news director
  • *Marc Sallinger: Reporter at WBIR 10 News, Knoxville
  • *Matt Schrader: Investigative and consumer news producer at KOVR-TV, Sacramento
  • *Max Schwartz: Freelance reporter/producer
  • *Cole Sullivan: Multimedia journalist at WBIR 10 News, Knoxville
  • *Ani Ucar: ‎Producer at VICE News Tonight on HBO
  • *Nick Valencia: General assignment correspondent for CNN; Vice President of Broadcast & Executive Board of National Association of Hispanic Journalists
  • *Kris Van Cleave: Emmy Award and Murrow Award-winning reporter; CBS News Transportation correspondent
  • *Joy Wang: Reporter and Weekend Morning Weather Anchor at KOB4, Albuquerque
  • *Darren Zulberti: News producer at KTVU-TV, Fox, S.F. Bay Area

* Denotes USC Annenberg Alumni