Susan King

Dean, UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Susan King

Susan King, former vice president for external affairs for Carnegie Corporation of New York, became dean of the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication on Jan. 1, 2012. She is also the school's John Thomas Kerr Distinguished Professor.

Prior to Carnegie, King worked nearly five years in the U.S. Department of Labor as the assistant secretary for public affairs and as the executive director of the Family and Medical Leave Commission. Her journalism career included twenty years as a political reporter and anchor in Washington, D.C.

She worked at the CBS, ABC, and NBC affiliates and was a White House correspondent for ABC News. King was also an independent journalist reporting for CNN and ABC Radio News. She has hosted the "Diane Rehm Show" and "Talk of the Nation" for National Public Radio. King has a bachelor’s degree in English from Marymount College in Tarrytown, N.Y., and she earned her master’s degree in communications from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Last Updated: August 1, 2017