QU Names New Journalism Chair, Leno To SCSU

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Convey, KevinA guy with hands-on news experience has a new job with the Department of Journalism at Quinnipiac University.

Newspaper veteran Kevin R. Convey, a former editor-in-chief at the New York Daily News, has been named department chair of the school in Hamden.

Convey, of Brockton, Mass. and New York City, was a journalist for three decades, working his way up from reporter to editor-in-chief at the Boston Herald and then serving as editor-in-chief of the Daily News in New York.

“Kevin has an outstanding record of achievement as a journalist,” said Lee Kamlet, dean of the School of Communications. “His deep experience has given him a very clear idea of where journalism and journalism education ought to be going.”

Convey will also be an assistant professor at the school.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with Quinnipiac’s talented students, accomplished faculty and forward-thinking administration,” he said.

Convey earned a master’s degree in entrepreneurial journalism from the Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York and is an adjunct professor at both New York University and The City College of New York.spyros

Speaking of people in the news and providing the news…

Brian Spyros is the new guys at WTNH News 8 in New Haven. A graduate of Central Connecticut State University, Spyros worked at WFSB and WBOC in Maryland.

At NBC Connecticut, it’s goodbye to Stephania Jimenez who has taken a new job as an anchor at KZTV in Corpus Christi, Texas.

And for those of you mourning the loss of Jay Leno from late night television, you can catch him at Southern Connecticut State University in May.

Leno, who was replaced by Jimmy Fallon on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” earlier this year, will be the guest speaker at Southern Connecticut State University on May 9 at its annual Fusco Distinlenoguished Lecture Series.

Tickets begin at $30 for students and go to $150 for VIP seats that also include a post-reception meet –and-greet with Leno. For information go here.

And finally, you may remember Project Runway winner Mondo Guerra visit here last fall when he was the celebrity judge at AIDS CT first annual “We Can: An Evening with Mondo Guerra, ”  a Project Runway “ fashion fundraiser here.

It featured a slew of area designers including Jean Anne Boccaccio who won the competition that night.

The real reality show that airs on Lifetime Channel, is having amondo1 casting call for next season, inviting “hot fashion designers” who want to who their work on the runways of New York City’s Fashion Week to audition for the show.

So Hartford area fashion designers,  go here for a chance to be on the show.


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