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Melanie Alvarez

Asst Dean + Lecturer (FSC)
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 2020
Biography: 

Melanie Asp Alvarez is a longtime broadcast news manager and educator now serving as an Assistant Dean at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Her focus is on the first-year Cronkite experience, with leadership in undergraduate orientation, events and student success. She also chairs the Cronkite Academic Standards Committee.

Previously, Melanie created and instructed a special topics course dedicated to training the next generation of broadcast news producers at the Cronkite School. She served as Executive Producer of Cronkite News (formerly NewsWatch) for a decade, which was consistently named the best collegiate newscast in the nation by the Broadcast Education Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. Prior to joining Cronkite, Melanie worked as a producer and executive producer for broadcast news, special projects and documentaries at stations in Los Angeles, Colorado, Florida and Arizona.

Education: 

In 2014, Alvarez was awarded her Master’s Degree from Arizona State University in Liberal Studies with a focus in Creative Nonfiction, Science and Society. Alvarez graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California in 1997 with a degree in broadcast journalism from the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.

Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
JMC 110Principls & Hist of Journalism
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
JMC 110Principls & Hist of Journalism
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
JMC 475Cronkite News: Broadcast
MCO 570Master Mass Comm Capstone