Marcy McGinnis

Marcy McGinnis was named associate dean at Stony Brook University's School of Journalism on Sept. 1, 2007. As associate dean, McGinnis oversees development of the video curriculum, recruitment of faculty, fundraising, student recruitment, strategic planning and development of satellite campuses for the journalism program. She also continues as director of the broadcast journalism program, a position she's held since joining the journalism school in September 2006.

McGinnis joined the journalism faculty last year after a career at CBS News that spanned over three decades. McGinnis was Senior Vice President, News Coverage, at CBS News from June 2001 through December 2005 and Vice President, News Coverage from 1997-2001. She managed CBS News' worldwide newsgathering operation, hard news broadcasts, special events coverage and breaking news as well as the operation and staffing of all domestic and overseas bureaus. McGinnis was at the helm of the newsgathering operation during coverage of 9/11, the war in Afghanistan and Hurricane Katrina. She was one of the primary architects of CBS News' award-winning coverage of the war in Iraq.

Prior to her appointment as Vice President, News Coverage, McGinnis was Vice President, Europe and London Bureau Chief for CBS News (1995-97), running its day-to-day newsgathering and news coverage in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. She received three Emmys Awards for coverage of the death of Princess Diana in 1997. She was Deputy London Bureau Chief and Director, Newspath Europe, from 1992-1995. While in Europe, she formed and managed CBS News' newsgathering consortium of international news broadcasters.

Before she was assigned to London, McGinnis held a variety of positions with CBS News including executive producer (1989-92), senior producer (1986-89), producer (1983-86), associate producer (1977-83), assistant producer (1973-77) and administrative assistant (1970-73).

McGinnis is a native of Allenhurst, N.J. A graduate of Marymount University in Arlington, Va., she holds honorary doctorates from her alma mater and from Hofstra University's School of Communication. She serves on the boards of the International Center for Journalists, Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication, the Overseas Press Club and Women's eNews. She is on the Advisory Boards of the International Women in Media Foundation and Stony Brook University's School of Journalism.

 
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