Ben J. Bogardus

Ben J. Bogardus

Assistant Professor of Journalism
Chairperson - Journalism

BA, Johns Hopkins University; MA, University of Virginia; MS, Syracuse University

Journalism - Print & Broadcast
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JRN 160   Introduction to Media Writing   -   Fall 2014
JRN 300   Special Topics in Journalism   -   Fall 2014
JRN 496   Producing and Presenting the News   -   Fall 2014
JRN 590   Newsroom Clinical (SPS 490)   -   Fall 2014


Ben Bogardus has been an assistant professor in the Journalism department at Quinnipiac University since August 2010. Before entering academics, he was the 5pm newscast producer at WJLA, the ABC affiliate for Washington, D.C. While in Washington, Ben won an Emmy, regional Edward R. Murrow, and two Associated Press awards for "Best Newscast." He also shared in a national Murrow award for "Breaking News" for the station's coverage of the June 2009 deadly Metro train collision. Ben has also worked as a newscast producer in Jacksonville, Florida 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 countless other breaking news events.

Courses Taught

• JRN 263: Broadcast News Writing •JRN 311: Advanced Reporting for Television

Work Experience

•5pm Newscast Producer: WJLA (ABC) Washington, D.C. •Weekend Evening / Midday Newscast Producer: KPRC (NBC) Houston, TX •6:30pm Newscast Producer: WJXT (IND) Jacksonville, FL

Honors & Awards

• 2009 National Edward R. Murrow Award: Best Breaking News Coverage • 2009 Chesapeake Associated Press Award: Best Newscast for ABC 7 News at 5 • 2008 Capital Emmy Award: Best Newscast for ABC 7 News at 5 • 2008 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award: Best Newscast for ABC 7 News at 5, Best Breaking News Coverage • 2008 Chesapeake Associated Press Award: Best Newscast for ABC 7 News at 5 • Bradley Fellowship, University of Virginia (1999-2001)