Barbara Raab

Barbara Raab

Work experience

Work experience
Mar 2007 - Present

Guest Lecturer, New Century Journalism Speakers Series
Jun 2006 - Present

Member of Inaugural Class

Scripps Howard Leadership Academy
  • Selected to participate in week-long seminar designed to spur interest in journalism teaching, leadership and academic administration. Seminar was hosted by LSU's Manship School of Mass Communications.
Feb 2009 - Present

Multimedia Journalism Seminar Graduate

Poynter Institute
  • Completed 5-day "Multimedia Journalism for Educators" seminar. Emphasis on shooting, editing, and posting video and other multimedia. Learned "best practices" from teachers all over the country.
1993 - Present

Senior Newswriter, NBC Nightly News

NBC News (Staff and Freelance)

Broadcast Responsibilities

•    Member of senior editorial team that writes and produces award-winning network news broadcast.•    Oversee editorial continuity and participate in daily editorial decisions. •    Respond to breaking news.•    Edit correspondent scripts.•    Write anchor copy.•    Write and produce headlines, teases, and other promotional copy. •    Contribute to political coverage plan.•    Pitch, field produce, write and edit news and feature segments for anchors and correspondents as

      needed.•    Work with director and graphic artists to coordinate elements for live broadcast.Digital Responsibilities

•    Co-lead Nightly News web team and successful re-launch of in January 2008.•    Collaborate with Nightly News and staff and managers to redesign and expand site’s       reach, visibility, and content (especially video).•    Provide key leadership role in the “cultural shift” of Nightly News from broadcast-only to multi-platform.

•    Provide editorial supervision and guidance for digital content to staff at all levels, and ensure its editorial 

      integrity and quality.

•    Supervise editorial production and preparation of digital content, including editing scripts for video

      packages.•    Edit and publish Nightly News blogs.•    Coordinate DV camera and other technical training seminars for staff.•    Collaborate with NBC News and promotions staffs to maximize visibility for re-launch.•    Manage relationships with internal and external partners including Channel•    Write and ensure distribution of daily Nightly News e-newsletter and text alerts.•    Member, former NBC Digital Task Force.

Senior Producer, The News with Brian Williams(MSNBC cable)

•    On leadership team for 1996 launch for flagship hour-long primetime newscast on new MSNBC 24-hour 

      cable news channel.•    Responsible for editorial decisions, supervision of correspondents and producers.•    Wrote, edited and approved scripts.             Segment Producer, Dateline NBC

•    Produced long-form feature segments for network news magazine. •    Pitched ideas, set up shoots and interviews, field produced, wrote scripts and supervised video editing.Mentor/Trainer/Recruiter

•    Collaborated with  Vice President of Talent Recruitment and Director of News Partnerships on

      as-needed  basis to improve quality of news writing and production at NBC-affiliated stations.

•    Recruited, interviewed, and critiqued the work of prospective candidates for reporting and producing jobs.Member, NBC News Diversity Advisory Council    

•    Advised and consulted with news management on diversity-related issues in news coverage and staffing. •    Developed new staff recruitment program with emphasis on diversity.

Aug 2009 - Present

Adjunct Assoc. Professor/Interactive

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Teach introductory Interactive media class (syllabus). Topics covered include blogging, social media branding and sourcing for journalists, audio, video, photo and slideshows.

Aug 2008 - May 2009

Visiting Associate Professor/Broadcast Coach

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
  • Teach introductory(syllabus) and intermediate-level (syllabus) Broadcast News Writing and Production. Work one-on-one with students on their Master's degree capstone projects.
2006 - 2008

Journalism Ethics Fellow

Washington & Lee University
  • Invited participant in annual Journalism Ethics Institute.
  • Prepared and presented ethics case study.
Jan 2002 - Feb 2002

  • Guest-lectured in journalism and mass communication classes.
  • Collaborated with faculty on study of network news coverage of 9/11 terror attacks.
  • Counseled students.
1987 - 1993

Broadcast Producer/Writer

WBBM-TV News (CBS2 Chicago)
  • Responsible for all editorial aspects of live local newscasts at CBS owned-and-operated television station in third largest U.S. market.
  • Produced and wrote news and feature segments for anchors.
1982 - 1983

Production Assistant/News Writer

WPIX-TV (Channel 11) News
  • Production Assistant and News Writer for daily live newscasts. Left to attend law school.


1983 - 1986


New York University School of Law
  • Member, Moot Court Board
  • Summer Law Clerk for U.S. District Judge Abraham D. Sofaer (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Summer Associate at Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen (Philadelphia)
1977 - 1981


Brown University
  • Degree awarded magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa
  • Reporter and Editor, Brown Daily Herald
  • Stringer, United Press International
  • Summer Reporter, (Martha's) Vineyard Gazette

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