Media Center Advisors, Instructors and Coaches

With television and radio studios, state-of-the-art control rooms, editing suites and social-stream monitoring technologies, USC Annenberg’s Media Center is a high-energy, multiplatform news hub that is open to all USC students. Students create work in a variety of formats and gain leadership experience in the Annenberg Media newsroom, with guidance from award-winning faculty who have industry experience in digital, audio, television and public relations.


Stacy Scholder

Director of video


Amara Aguilar

Dímelo and community
reporting partnerships

Daniel Birman

Long-form video

Peggy Bustamante

Equity Board and Interactives Desk

Megan Chao


Vince Gonzales

Digital Video coach

Matthew LeVeque

Public relations

Alan Mittelstaedt

Politics Desk

Keith Plocek

Long-term reporting projects

Willa Seidenberg

Match Volume podcast

Miki Turner

Photo Desk and Black.


Esme Fabián Romero

JOUR 206 Community

Daniella Segura

JOUR 206 Community

Sandra Kazarian

JOUR 206 Live

Kris Kelley

JOUR 206 Live

Alan Mittelstaedt

Graduate student lab
section instructor

Graham Robertson

Graduate student lab
section instructor

May Lee

Graduate student lab
section instructor


Allan Lopez

Dímelo and Sports

Gabrielle Glaser

Health and Wellness

Adriana Lacy

Social Media

Laura Gonzalez

South L.A.

Garin Flowers

Digital Video

Sandra Kazarian

Digital Video

Ron Grover


Justin Pye

Black. vertical