Lisa Pecot-Hébert

Director of graduate journalism, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism


Lisa Pecot-Hébert, Ph.D. has been teaching at the college level for 20 years. She teaches a variety of print, broadcast and multimedia undergraduate and graduate courses and serves as the Director of graduate journalism at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Lisa also serves as the advisor for the USC National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Chapter. Prior to working at USC, she spent nine years at DePaul University in Chicago and taught for four years at Xavier University in New Orleans. Lisa has been a staff writer at the Dallas Morning News, The New Orleans Tribune and Lisa recently served two years as the West Coast bureau chief for Youth Today and the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE), two online publications dedicated to youth education and juvenile justice issues. 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. She is also a former American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) fellow and a former George Foster Peabody fellow. 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 in Communication from the University of Georgia, Grady College of Journalism and Communication. She also holds a graduate certificate in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Georgia and a diversity certificate from DePaul University


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