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Whitney Harris Adjunct Instructor School of Communication

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Master's degree in broadcast journalism, University of Maryland, College Park

Bachelor's degree in communication, University of Maryland, College Park

Whitney Harris is an adjunct professor of video journalism at American University. She’s an award-winning media professional with expertise shooting, writing, editing, reporting, and producing broadcast news stories for local television network affiliates.

Whitney got her start in news as a reporter and fill-in anchor at NBC29 in Charlottesville, Virginia. She then moved to Savannah, Georgia where she served as a reporter and weekend anchor for CBS affiliate WTOC where she earned an AP Award for "Best Multiplatform Coverage of a Single Story,” before landing a job as a morning anchor at ABC affiliate 8News/WRIC in Richmond, Virginia.

Whitney went to the University of Maryland for both undergraduate and graduate school, getting an undergraduate degree in communication and a master’s in broadcast journalism. She worked as an anchor and race/politics reporter for CNS-TV at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism where she won a student Emmy. While there she also created her own feature show called the Food Fitness Feed, featuring different restaurants, workouts, and activities around town. Whitney also interned at NBC4 in Washington, D.C.

In addition to teaching as an adjunct professor, Whitney also serves as narrator and tech writer for a project management company in Rockville, Maryland.
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Spring 2022

  • COMM-632 Backpack Video Journalism