The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism has named a woman as its dean for the first time in the school’s history. Multichannel News reports that the school named former “Good Morning America Sunday” co-anchor Willow Bay to the post.
“Bay has been director of the school since July 2014 following stints as a senior strategic advisor to The Huffington Post and a correspondent and host at Bloomberg TV,” the story reports. Bay will assume the post on July 1.
The report quotes USC Provost Michael Quick saying: “Willow Bay is exactly the right person to lead USC Annenberg at this important time, given the dramatic changes in communications and journalism. Our students, faculty and staff will greatly benefit from Willow’s expertise as they grapple with the ever-evolving world of social media, print and broadcast journalism, and converged communication.”