Cinny Kennard

Cinny KennardCinny Kennard, Executive Director at The Annenberg Foundation, is an award-winning broadcast journalist and media executive who served as managing director/managing editor of NPR West from 2003 to 2009. As part of her broad leadership responsibilities, she had editorial and operational oversight of the facility, including two daily programs, News & Notes and Day to Day. She built NPR West from 20 to nearly 90 full-time employees. Previously, she served as an executive project director and journalism professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, and prior to that was a CBS News correspondent based at various times in Los Angeles, London and Moscow.

Kennard has launched several projects aimed at improving broadcast journalism, including Reliable Resources [BROKEN LINK], the $1.5 million Pew Charitable Trust/USC Annenberg project to improve broadcast television political coverage. She is a co-founder and executive board member of the Carole Kneeland Project for Responsible Television Journalism, and will serve as a jury member for the 2015 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for excellence in broadcast journalism, returning after serving in the duPont Award jury from 2000 to 2008.

As a senior fellow, Kennard spearheads CCLP’s Women and Communication Leadership initiative.

Contact Kennard at kennard@usc.edu or (213) 821-0060.