2014 Murrow Symposium Speaker
Marcy McGinnis is senior vice president of newsgathering at Al Jazeera America, the new U.S. news channel that provides both domestic and international news for American audiences. It is headquartered in New York City with bureaus in 12 cities across the United States.
Prior to joining Al Jazeera America, she most recently served as associate dean of Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism. Before Stony Brook, McGinnis was at CBS News for three decades and held several executive roles including senior vice president of news coverage. McGinnis managed the entirety of CBS News’ worldwide newsgathering operation and oversaw coverage during September 11, the war in Afghanistan and Hurricane Katrina. McGinnis also served as London Bureau Chief for CBS News, where she managed the channel’s day-to-day newsgathering and news coverage in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Before her work in London, McGinnis held a variety of producer positions at CBS.
She has received numerous journalism honors including three Emmy Awards for news coverage of Princess Diana’s death; selection to serve a three-year term as a judge for the prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards; and selection to be a judge for the Overseas Press Club Awards.