School of Communication Faculty
Contact InformationOffice: Walker 614
Associate Professor and Chair (2001)
B.A. University of California, Riverside
M.S. Columbia University
Mr. Niwa has launched two international television networks, six newscasts and a streaming media newscast for NBC, CNBC and StockHouse Media, Canada's largest internet company.
In 1999, he helped NBC create "Early Today," and in 1996 he launched the award winning "NBC Asia Evening News" in Hong Kong. He produced CNBC's "Today's Business" and the nationally syndicated newscast "This Morning's Business." He's won two Golden Mike awards for radio reporting and documentary. His websites have earned national distinction for innovation, and his broadcast work has been aired on NBC, PBS, NPR and Pacifica.
Mr. Niwa created a fellowship for aspiring foreign correspondents. He is a board member of the US-Japan Council, Pacific Citizen newspaper and the AAJA New England Chapter.