We are excited to announce that this year’s keynote speaker will be Judy Muller (see bio below). In addition to the keynote, journalism educators and student editors will have the opportunity to talk with her about her professional experiences.
Judy Muller, an Emmy Award-winning television correspondent and National Public Radio commentator, joined the University of Southern California journalism faculty in August 2003.
She has worked for ABC News, CBS News and NPR. She covered the 1992 Rodney King trial, the O.J. Simpson trial, the 1992 Los Angeles riots and an Emmy Award for coverage of the Simpson case.
In 2011, she received a second duPont-Columbia Award, and a Peabody Award for her reporting on medical marijuana dispensaries in Southern California. As a CBS News Radio correspondent, she anchored “First Line Report” and was a summer anchor for “The Osgood File.”
Muller developed her individual reporting style during stints at The Colonial News and WHWH-WPST, both in New Jersey, and KHOW-AM in Colorado. She joined CBS News in 1981 and, during her nine years with the network, covered the space shuttle program, the 1988 political conventions and George H. W. Bush’s presidential campaign.
She is a graduate of Mary Washington College. Her most recent book is Emus Loose in Egnar: Big Stories from Small Towns.