NBCLA Staffer Named a Cronkite School Visiting Professor

Following similar stints in 2010 and 2011 by, respectively, Leslie Wayne of the New York Times and CNN’s Susan Lisovicz, NBCLA producer-editor Sharon Bernstein has been named Arizona State University’s newest Donald W. Reynolds visiting professor in business journalism. She will teach at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in the spring.

Bernstein rejoined NBC (she started her career at St. Louis affiliate KSDK-TV) after the termination of a long and illustrious career at the LA Times, where she contributed to the paper’s Pulitzer prize-winning coverage of the 1998 North Hollywood bank shootout and 2004 California wildfires. From this week’s ASU announcement:

“We’re delighted to have an editor and reporter of Sharon’s caliber to share her knowledge of business journalism with our Cronkite students,” said Andrew Leckey, president of the Reynolds Center and the Reynolds Chair at Cronkite. “Throughout her career at the Los Angeles Times, she exhibited the professionalism and investigative curiosity so important in cutting through to today’s economic realities for the reader.”

“I am a great admirer of both the Cronkite School and the Reynolds Center,” Bernstein said. “Business journalism has never been more important, and I am honored and excited to be part of ASU’s fantastic program.”

Bernstein holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Washington University in St. Louis.

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