Assistant Director, Student Involvement
MA Journalism and Public Affairs, American University BA Journalism, Duquesne University
Chris Young advises student media and arts groups as a member of American University’s Student Activities staff. He joined the university in October 2016 after spending nearly 10 years as a journalist.
Chris previously worked as a reporter for Pittsburgh City Paper, the Steel City’s alternative weekly newspaper; the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit investigative news organization based in Washington, D.C.; and inewsource, a San Diego-based investigative news outlet. His work has been published by NPR, NBC News, Slate and dozens of other news organizations nationwide.
A former adjunct journalism instructor, Chris returned to academia to pursue his passion for working with students interested in media careers.