Susan Leath

Lecturer and Interim Project Director

Susan Leath is serving as the Center’s interim project director. Susan’s career spans over three decades in the media industry, including serving as regional president of the USA Today Networks media groups in Delaware and Maryland.

Penny Abernathy

Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics

Penelope (Penny) Muse Abernathy serves as Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics. She is a journalism professional with more than 30 years of experience as a reporter, editor and senior media business executive, including positions at the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Paley Center for Media and Harvard Business Review.

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Steven King

Chief Innovation Officer

Steven King is the chief innovation officer of the Reese News Lab. He is also an assistant professor of multimedia and interactive journalism at The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He is an award-winning journalist and former Editor of Innovations and Director of Video for The Washington Post with a masters degree in computer science.