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M.A., Fairfield University
B.A., Marymount College
Susan King, former vice president for external affairs for Carnegie Corporation of New York, became dean of the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication on Jan. 1, 2012. She is also the school’s John Thomas Kerr Distinguished Professor.
Prior to Carnegie, King worked nearly five years in the U.S. Department of Labor as the assistant secretary for public affairs and as the executive director of the Family and Medical Leave Commission.
King’s journalism career included stints with ABC, CBS and NBC News. She was also an independent journalist reporting for CNN and ABC Radio News. She was a local television news anchor at stations in Buffalo, N.Y., and Washington, D.C. She has hosted the “Diane Rehm Show” and “Talk of the Nation” for National Public Radio.
King has a bachelor’s degree in English from Marymount College in Tarrytown, N.Y., and she earned her master’s degree in communications from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn. She studied at University College, London University.
She is active in journalism organizations and was a founder of the International Women’s Media Foundation. She currently serves on the boards of BBC Media Action in London, and IREX in Washington, D.C. She is also a trustee and secretary of the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management and serves on the National Review Board of the U.S. Conference of Bishops.