HAMPTON — A Bloomberg News reporter has been named dean of Hampton University‘s journalism school, HU announced Tuesday. Brett Pulley, a 1980 graduate of the university and a member of its board of trustees since 2004, begins Jan. 1.
He has worked at Forbes magazine, The New York Timesand the Wall Street Journal. He also served as CEO of NewYork.com, a website dedicated to tourism and entertainment. Pulley will take the reins from interim dean Rosalynne Whitaker-Heck, who has served since former dean Tony Brown retired in 2009. According to HU, Pulley has appeared as a commentator on networks including CNN, CNBC, and MSNBC, and has discussed celebrity finances on shows including “Entertainment Tonight,” “Inside Edition” and NBC‘s “Dateline.”
Pulley’s digital experience makes him an ideal person to “prepare a new generation of communicators,” HU President William Harvey said in a news release. Pulley said that with journalism rapidly moving to digital platforms, there is “a terrific challenge and a unique opportunity to make Hampton University one of the premier schools for journalism, communications, and innovation in digital media.” HU’s 373-student journalism school opened in 2002 as the result of a $10 million partnership between the Scripps Howard Foundation and the university. Its students regularly land internships at media outlets such as The New York Times, the university said in a release. Pulley lives in South Orange, N.J., with his wife, Stacey, and their two teenage daughters, Zoe and Blake.
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