Kerwin Speight, award-winning TV journalist, joins Poynter faculty

He will teach television and broadcast journalism


Poynter is pleased to announce that Kerwin Speight joined the faculty of the Poynter Institute on Sept. 29. He is an award-winning television journalist, with more than 20 years of journalism and leadership experience, and a strong track record of producing local news and programming. 

“I’m thrilled to welcome Kerwin to Poynter, and I know he will change lives and careers in his role as faculty,” said Sitara Nieves, vice president of teaching and organizational strategy at Poynter. “As an award-winning broadcast journalist with a wealth of teaching experience, Kerwin will connect journalists to the values and skills that guide our profession.”

Speight most recently led editorial strategy at REVOLT Black News, and before REVOLT, was managing director of Spectrum News in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he led a team of journalists to grow audience engagement for both broadcast and digital to the highest level in station history.  

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