Kim Young is a storyteller. As an award winning journalist, Kim’s stories have touched and transformed people’s lives. As a professor of journalism here at Penn State Behrend, Kim’s stories have served to enlighten and inspire a new generation of storytellers. Kim holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from Oswego State University, an M.A. in Communication Studies from Edinboro University, and is a Ph.D. candidate in Rhetorical Studies at Duquesne University.
Before becoming an academic, Kim was an anchor/reporter with WSEE-TV in Erie where she won numerous awards for her work including an Associated Press 1st Place Regional Award in investigative reporting for “Boys on the Street,” a three part series on prostitution. Kim continues to provide “real world” experience for her students as a working journalist. Kim is the news director of the Public Broadcasting station in Erie; WQLN-TV-FM where she produces and hosts the weekly public affairs program Weekend All Things Erie.
Kim’s research interests include: journalism ethics, civic journalism, global newsroom culture, and alterity in journalism. Kim Young is a storyteller. Her current story centers on the creation of new the Penn State Behrend TV and radio studios.
Under Kim’s leadership, the college has created its first Internet radio station, BVZ Radio-The Voice of Behrend. The unfolding story of Penn State Behrend’s new studio space is one that undoubtedly will inspire, enlighten, and transform student’s lives. Stay tuned.