Ben Bogardus is an assistant professor of journalism at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. He teaches courses in broadcast journalism, including broadcast news writing, MMJ reporting for television, podcasting, and the “QNN Newscast” journalism capstone course, where students produce, write, report, edit, and anchor a local television newscast on Thursday afternoons.
Before coming to Quinnipiac in 2010, Prof. Bogardus worked as a major-market local television newscast producer in the Washington, D.C., Houston and Jacksonville, Florida markets. His work received an Emmy, Edward R. Murrow, and two Associated Press awards for "best newscast," and a national Edward R. Murrow award for "best breaking news coverage." He frequently returns to local newsrooms over semester breaks to keep his writing and producing skills current.