Associate Professor of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations
DegreesMBA, 1978, Roosevelt Univ; BA, 1970, Columbia Coll
Joe Peyronnin is an associate journalism professor at Hofstra University, as well as an adjunct journalism professor at New York University. He also serves as a senior advisor and investor to several new media companies.
In 1999, he founded Telemundo Network News and served as its executive vice president until 2006. There he created and launched several Spanish language news programs, including Sin Fronteras, Noticiero Telemundo Fin De Semana, Enfoque, and A Rojo Vivo. He led Telemundo to its first national Emmy Award for round-the-clock coverage of the terrorist attack on New York's World Trade Center.
From 1996 to 1998, he was a media and communications consultant at Osgood, O'Donnell & Walsh, advising corporate 500 firms on communications strategy.
In 1995 and 1996, he was president of Fox News, where he put together the core organization of what would become the Fox News Channel. He also created Fox News Sunday and oversaw several news specials.
Prior to that, Peyronnin served six years, 1989-1995, as vice president and assistant to the president CBS News, the division's number two executive, where he oversaw global newsgathering and news programming, including 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, Sunday Morning, The CBS Evening News, and CBS This Morning.
Before being promoted to New York, Peyronnin served as CBS News vice president and Washington bureau chief for two years.
From 1979 to 1986 he worked at The CBS Evening News, first as producer and then as senior Washington producer, where he regularly covered the White House, Congress, political conventions and national elections. He also covered major international assignments, including all US-Soviet summits, economic summits, and Israel's 1981 invasion of Lebanon. In 1984, he covered President Reagan's trip to China and also produced a series of reports from inside the Soviet Union. Peyronnin began his career at CBS in 1970 as a local news producer and assignment editor in Chicago.
His awards and recognitions include the 2012 Honorary Faculty Member of the Year award from Lambda Pi Eta (communications honor society) at Hofstra University, 2004 Special Award from the Mental Health Association of New York City, 2002 Emmy Award, 1994 Who's Who in America, 1990 George Polk Award, and a 1976 Emmy Award.
Peyronnin is currently executive vice-chair of the Mental Health Association of NYC Board, as well as a trustee at Gracie Square Hospital, and he served as a trustee at Columbia College Chicago from 2003 to 2012. He is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations.
He holds an MBA degree fromthe Walter Heller School of Business at Roosevelt University, Chicago, and a BA from Columbia College Chicago. He lives in NYC.
Teaching InterestsJournalism, broadcast and multimedia
Recent Courses Taught
|JRNL 010||JOURNALISM TOOLS||Undergraduate|
|JRNL 015||BROADCAST NEWS WRTNG & RPTNG||Undergraduate|
|JRNL 016||TV NEWS REPORTING & PROD||Undergraduate|
|JRNL 075||NEWS PRODUCING & MANAGEMENT||Undergraduate|