Ben Bogardus has been an assistant professor in the journalism department at Quinnipiac University since August 2010, and served as interim journalism department chair during the 2013-2014 academic year. He specializes in teaching media and broadcast news writing, TV reporting, and TV newscast producing. He also oversees QNN – a weekly newscast produced, reported, and anchored by senior broadcast journalism majors. Before entering academics, he was the 5pm newscast producer at WJLA, the ABC affiliate for Washington, D.C. While in Washington, he won an Emmy, regional Edward R. Murrow, and two Associated Press awards for “Best Newscast.” He also shared in a national Murrow award for “Best Breaking News” for his work in the control room during the station’s coverage of the June 2009 deadly Metro train collision. Bogardus also has newscast producing experience in Jacksonville, Florida, Hartford, Connecticut, and Houston, Texas. During his career, he’s produced coverage of six hurricanes (including Katrina), three paralyzing blizzards, the 2005 Super Bowl, the 2009 Presidential inauguration, live coverage of President Reagan’s funeral and many other other breaking news events. He enjoys staying current in the news industry by freelancing in local television newsrooms.
Bogardus holds a BA in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University, an MA in American Government from the University of Virginia, and an MS in Broadcast Journalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.
He can be contacted via email at email@example.com or by phone at 203-582-3417.