Las Vegas (April 30, 2009) — The chairman’s gavel was passed to Stacey Woelfel at the close of the recent meeting of the Radio-Television News Directors Association held in conjunction with the National Association of Broadcasters.
Woelfel, BJ ’81, is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and the news director for KOMU-TV, the University of Missouri-owned NBC affiliate for central Missouri. The commercial station serves as the teaching laboratory for the Missouri School of Journalism.
Previously Woelfel has served in other RTNDA leadership positions, including as a member of the executive committee, chair of the ethics committee and a member of the convention planning and education committees. He also serves as a member of the board of governors of the Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Woelfel is a winner of the Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism, the Emmy, the Edward R. Murrow and numerous regional and local awards. He is a frequent instructor in free media practices for journalists worldwide. Woelfel is the author of Suspicious Signs: Effects of Newscaster Scripts, Symbols, and Actions on Audience Perceptions of News Organization Bias. He holds a doctorate in political science from MU.
RTNDA is the world’s largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism. RTNDA represents local and network news professionals in broadcasting, cable and digital media in more than 20 countries.
Updated: May 4, 2020