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

YouTube video creation
and The Rundown

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.


Henry Fuhrmann

JOUR 206 Community

Saba Hamedy

JOUR 206 Community

Esme Fabián Romero

JOUR 206 Community

Daniella Segura

JOUR 206 Community

Lauren Lee White

JOUR 206 Community

Sandra Kazarian

JOUR 206 Live

Kris Kelley

JOUR 206 Live

Alan Mittelstaedt

Graduate student lab
section instructor

Justin Pye

JOUR 206 Live

Graham Robertson

Graduate student lab
section instructor


Tena Rubio


Allan Lopez


Gabrielle Glaser

Health and Wellness

Adriana Lacy

Social Media

Laura Gonzalez

Social Media and South L.A.

Rob Parker


Garin Flowers

South LA and Video

Ron Grover


Saba Hamedy