Paul Friedman Joins Quinnipiac as ‘Professional-in-Residence’

By Alex Weprin 

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Quinnipiac University is adding former CBS and ABC News executive Paul Friedman to its staff. Friedman will be “professional-in-residence” for the 2011-2012 academic year.

In that role, Friedman will “work with students in writing and production courses and help expand internship possibilities,” and will also work with Quinnipiac School of Communications Dean Lee Kamlet on creating a distinguished speaker series for the school.

Friedman left CBS News in February following he arrival of the new leadership team of Jeff Fager and David Rhodes.

More information, after the jump.

Former CBS News Executive Vice President Paul Friedman joins Quinnipiac University as professional-in-residence

Hamden, Conn. – June 20, 2011 – A broadcast journalism veteran with more than 40 years experience in network news is joining Quinnipiac University’s School of Communications.

Paul Friedman, the former executive vice president of CBS News, will serve as professional-in-residence for the 2011-12 academic year. Friedman will work with students in writing and production courses and help expand internship possibilities.

“I’m very pleased to have the chance to help the Quinnipiac faculty teach students the skills and values they’ll need to succeed as journalists in an increasingly challenging environment,” said Friedman.

Prior to joining CBS News, Friedman served as senior vice president of ABC News. An award-winning producer, he also has solid teaching experience as an adjunct professor at Columbia University, New York University and the University of Southern California.

“I worked for Paul when he was executive producer of ‘World News with Peter Jennings’ in the 1980s,” said Lee Kamlet, dean of Quinnipiac’s School of Communications. “Paul is one of the finest editors and producers I have ever worked with, and I am certain our students will benefit greatly from his presence on campus.”

Kamlet and Friedman plan to work together to design a distinguished speaker series, both on-campus and in New York City.

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 5,900 full-time undergraduate and more than 2,000 graduate students in 52 undergraduate and more than 20 graduate programs of study in its School of Business, School of Communications, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, School of Law, and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges issue. The 2009 issue of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges named Quinnipiac as the top up-and-coming school with master’s programs in the Northern Region. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s The Best 373 Colleges. For more information, please visit Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook at and follow Quinnipiac on Twitter @QuinnipiacU.