Alum, Fox News VP to speak April 12

SUNY Oswego alumnus Bill Shine, senior vice president of programming at Fox News, will return to his alma mater and speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in Room 107 of Lanigan Hall. An east-coast blizzard postponed his planned March visit.

Shine’s appearance is sponsored by the National Broadcasting Society, the broadcasting honor society Alpha Epsilon Rho and the Oswego Alumni Association. He will also speak to three broadcasting classes and WTOP, the campus television station.

In his current capacity, Shine oversees all Fox News programming and production. The 1985 broadcasting and mass communication graduate joined Fox News as producer of “Hannity and Colmes” when the network launched in 1996. His move into the executive ranks of Fox News has coincided with the network’s ratings climb to become the most-watched cable news channel for the past three years.

“We’re thrilled to have such a successful graduate of our broadcasting program come back to campus to share his knowledge and experiences with our students and the community,” said Jerry Condra, assistant professor of communication studies at SUNY Oswego. Shine will discuss his experiences and give pointers to those who want to enter the field of broadcast news.

The evening session is free and open to the public.

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(Posted: Mar 14, 2005)