Priority One to Host Award-Winning PBS Editor

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Senior Story Editor of the award-winning PBS series “Frontline,” Lauren Ezell, will visit Studio A, first floor of the Dan Rather Communications Building on Feb. 18 at 5 p.m. She is a featured guest for Priority One’s “Mingling with the Media” series.

“Mingling with the Media” is a forum that brings figures active in the industry on campus to discuss their profession through an informal conversation with students, faculty and staff.

“This is a special opportunity to interact with a journalist from an outlet based in Boston,” Professor Grant Wiedenfeld said. “WGBH in Boston produces many programs shown nationally on PBS. Her work gives occasion to discuss important world affairs, the role of public broadcasting and the profession of investigative journalism.”

Ezell earned her bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication in 2008 at the University of Georgia. She then moved on to do work for “Frontline” as a production assistant, and later advanced to become a senior story editor.

“Ezell works on the team at ‘Frontline,’ a highly acclaimed investigative journalism program widely seen on PBS,” Wiedenfeld said. “She has worked on shows recognized with Peabody and Emmy awards, such as ‘The Facebook Dilemma’ in 2018.”

Wiedenfeld said that it is an honor to have such a talented and dedicated journalist come and speak to students, faculty and staff about her work.

“This event is another occasion for us at Sam to engage with ongoing events in the world and the media professionals who cover them,” Wiedenfeld said.

The event is free and open to the public, with limited seating available.
For more information on the event, contact Grant Wiedenfeld at or 936-294-1501.

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