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Brett Zongker

Adjunct Instructor School of Communication

Brett Zongker is an adjunct professor at AU and a professional communicator and journalist. Zongker manages media relations, media strategy and editorial planning at the George Washington University. Previously, he served as a staff writer for The Associated Press, covering the arts, culture, entertainment, nonprofits and breaking news. Zongker has written features and investigative stories about the Smithsonian and about the neglect of the National Mall that were published across the country, including in The New York Times, USA Today, MSNBC and Yahoo News. He has produced video packages to accompany his stories and reported for AP Radio. Zongker's work has appeared on "Good Morning America," the "Today" show, ABC's "World News Tonight," "Entertainment Tonight," BBC Radio, CNN and C-SPAN. Previously, Zongker covered the D.C. government, wrote for the AP in Baltimore and covered education in Washington for The Current Newspapers. Zongker regularly leads student media workshops for The Eagle at American University and for national journalism organizations.


BA, American University; MA Journalism, American University

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For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.


  • Spring 2017

  • Fall 2017