Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Director, Journalism (M.S.)


Journalism (BA)
Journalism (MS)


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Beauty and Body Image
Broadcast Journalism
Long-form Journalism
Media Criticism
Media Studies
Multicultural Media Representation
Popular Culture
Practice of Journalism
Race and Gender Studies
Television Studies

Center Affiliation

Institute for Diversity and Empowerment at Annenberg

Dr. Lisa Pecot-Hébert has been teaching on the college level for over 15 years. Prior to coming to Annenberg in 2015, Pecot-Hebert spent nine years at DePaul University in Chicago as an Assistant Professor of Journalism, five of which she served as the Undergraduate Journalism Director. Lisa also taught for four years at Xavier University in New Orleans.

In addition to working in higher education as a professor, Pecot-Hébert has also worked in higher education as an academic advisor and as the Executive Director of the Office of Alumni Relations at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee.

Pecot-Hébert has been a staff writer at the Dallas Morning News, The New Orleans Tribune and She has also served as the producer for Urban Pediatrics, a health program in New Orleans, and host for a hybrid music/talk show called Live from the 8th Floor.

A Los Angeles native, Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Science from the University of California, Berkeley, a master’s degree from American University in Broadcast Journalism and Public Affairs, and a doctorate degree from the University of Georgia, Grady College of Journalism and Communication in Communication. She also holds a graduate certificate in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Georgia and a Diversity certificate from DePaul University.

She is also a former American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) fellow, a former George Foster Peabody Assistantship recipient, and the mother to one son and one Yorkshire Terrier! 

Advisor: National Association of Black Journalists (USC Chapter) 


Blind Peer-Reviewed Journals

A Gallagher, L. Pecot-Hébert: “You Need a Makeover”!: The Social Construction of Female Body Image in A Makeover Story, What Not to Wear and Extreme Makeover. Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture, 5(1), 57-81, 2007.

Pecot-Hébert, L. To Hybrid or Not to Hybrid, That is the Question!: Incorporating Voicethread Technology into a Traditional Communication Course. Communication Teacher 26(3), 129-134, 2012.

Pecot-Hébert, L. I Did it For Me: Negotiating Identity and Agency. Media, Health, and Society, 3(1), 78-94, 2012.

Pecot-Hébert, L. The Framing of Cosmetic Surgery, 1914-1950. Journalism and Mass Communication, 3(5), 281-291, 2013.

Book Chapters

L. Pecot-Hébert (2008) How to Cover a Meeting In B. Evensen (Ed.), The Responsible Reporter (pp. 127-131). New York: Peter Lang Publishers.

D. Brooks, L. Pecot-Hébert (2006) Race, Gender and the Media. In B. Dow & J. Wood (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Gender & Communication. (pp. 297-318). Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Encyclopedia Entries

Pecot-Hébert, L. (2012). “Beauty & Body Image/Anorexia/Eating Disorders.” Encyclopedia of Gender in Media. Eds. Mary Kosut & Geoffrey Golson. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Course Titles

  • ASCJ 420 – Annenberg in New York City
  • JOUR 207 – Writing and Reporting I
  • JOUR 307 – Writing and Reporting II
  • JOUR 402 – Advanced Television Reporting​
  • JOUR 414 – Advanced Digital Media Storytelling
  • JOUR 528 – Summer Digital News Immersion
  • JOUR 598 – Journalism Capstone Project