Marcy McGinnis joins Al Jazeera America as Senior Vice President, Newsgathering

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July 26, 2013

We are pleased to announce the successful placement of Marcy McGinnis at Al Jazeera America ("AJAM") as Senior Vice President, Newsgathering, effective July 22, 2013.  

Prior to joining AJAM, Marcy was the Associate Dean of Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism where she helped create the first journalism school in the SUNY system. She created the broadcast journalism program, oversaw curriculum development, faculty recruitment, fundraising, strategic planning, student recruitment and retention as well as career preparation and job placement initiatives.   
Marcy previously had a career at CBS News that spanned over three decades. She managed CBS News’ worldwide newsgathering operation, hard news broadcasts, special events coverage and breaking news as well as the operation and staffing of all domestic and overseas bureaus. She was at the helm during coverage of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina and was one of the chief architects of CBS News' award winning coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“I am very excited to be part of the Al Jazeera America team,” McGinnis said.  “My many years of network news experience will help make sure that our news coverage, documentaries, and investigative reports maintain Al Jazeera’s already high standards and bring Americans the news and information that really matters to them."  
Marcy earned her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York (SUNY). She holds honorary doctorates from Marymount University, Arlington, VA  and from Hofstra University’s School of Communication, Hempstead, NY. She serves as a board member of the International Center for Journalists and Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication and is on the Advisory Boards of the International Women in Media Foundation and Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism.
Al Jazeera America, a new 24 hour US news network committed to fair and balanced news coverage, will launch on August 20, 2013.  Owned by Al Jazeera Media in Doha, Qatar, AlJazeera has a history of international award winning news in over 100 countries and 220 million households.
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