Part Time Faculty (2006)
B.S. Villanova University, M.S. Boston University
Stephen spent more than 20 years in mainstream media before becoming a "Brand Jounalist" in 2010 when he started his own new-media business in 2010. He now specializes in providing professional online multimedia (video, audio, writing, etc.) services to companies or individuals.
Stephen has anchored, reported, produced and written nearly 20,000 stories for network affiliate TV (CBS/NBC) around the country. He spent most of that time as a Sports Anchor/Reporter/Director in GA, AZ and TX before moving back to MA in 2006 and switching to news reporting for NECN in Boston.
Stephen began his career as a print journalist in Worcester, MA in 1987 before hosting radio talk shows in TN and GA.
Stephen joined Emerson in 2006, teaching students in Radio Producing and Reporting (JR 305), Electronic News Gathering (JR 419), Foundations of Journalism (JR102), Digital Journalism (JR103), Advanced Audio/Video Journalism (JR216) and Beat Reporting (JR 202). He is amazed at the amount of talent that consistently comes through his Emerson classrooms each semester.
Stephen covered the historic 2006 MA gubernatorial race (first African American Governor-elect), Ted Kennedy's seizure in 2007, murder trials of Neil Entwistle (convicted of killing his wife and unborn child) and Christopher McCowen (convicted of killing noted fashion writer Christa Worthington on Cape Cod in 2002), Red Sox World Series title in 2007, Celtics championship in 2008, the Boston Marathon Bombings in 2013 and several other major local stories.
In 2003, while working for the NBC affiliate in Central TX, Stephen was at the forefront of the Baylor University Men's Basketball murder/scandal. Utilizing inside sources he broke several aspects of that national story and appeared in a documentary featuring one of the worst collegiate scandals in this nation's history.
Stephen also taught at UMass-Boston, Quincy College and Fisher College and loves sharing his real-life experiences with aspiring journalists.
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