Kenn Venit

ken venitAdjunct Instructor of Journalism
President, Kenn Venit & Associates 
M.S., Temple University, Journalism
B.S., Temple University, Radio-Television-Film/Journalism 
Office: Morrill Hall 202
E-mail:venitk1@southernct.edu
Phone: (203) 392-5800 

 

 

 

Publications and experience

Kenn Venit, as president of his own company, does consulting for broadcast and cable news, critiques and analyzes newscasts and local programming, and provides media training and communications skills coaching. His experience in broadcast and print journalism goes back about 50 years, and includes 30 years in consulting media organizations, including the Weather Channel, regional news channels, local stations, and cable access channels.  His work follows nearly 45 years of experience in television and radio in such roles as executive producer, managing editor, producer, anchor, and reporter. He has worked for such outlets as WTHN-TV and WNHC-TV-AM-FM in New Haven, WTIC-TV-AM-FM in Hartford, WFIL-TV-AM-FM in Philadelphia, and WRTI-FM radio at Temple University. His numerous awards include the President's Award ''For Outstanding Service'' from the Connecticut Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and was inducted into the Connecticut Journalism Hall of Fame. He is also in the Temple University Alumni-in-Media Hall of Fame. He has received the Emerson College/Radio TV News Directors Association Lifetime Achievement Award and the National Academy of TV Arts & Science Silver Circle Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition, he has received the Quinnipiac University Excellence in Teaching & Service to Students.  His teaching experience includes Quinnipiac University, Albertus Magnus College, Brigham Young University, and the University of Bridgeport.

SCSU Courses Taught

JRN 101 - The Media: Freedom & Power
INQ 101 - First Year Experience