Kellie Stanfield

Associate Professor

KOMU-TV, Journalism Professions

Producing Supervisor, KOMU-TV

001H Reynolds Journalism Institute Missouri School of Journalism Columbia, MO 65211-1200


B.A. in English, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
M.A. in broadcast journalism, University of Missouri School of Journalism
Ph.D. in journalism, University of Missouri School of Journalism

Areas of Expertise
  • Journalism Ethics
  • Television News

KELLIE STANFIELD is an associate professor of broadcast journalism and an executive producer at KOMU-TV. She teaches the introductory broadcast course in radio-television journalism, and oversees production of newscasts at KOMU.

Kellie earned her Ph.D. from the Missouri School of Journalism, where she also earned a graduate certificate in online education, and her MA in broadcast journalism. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a BA in English and minor in education.

Her research focuses on journalism education with an emphasis on university level broadcast journalism. The goal of Kellie’s research is to bridge journalism theory and practice for students in meaningful, tangible ways. She developed a new model for teaching journalism skills, ethics and theory to expand students’ understanding of journalism scholarship and improve their learning outcomes, confidence, and self-efficacy. She also studies local news and mobile journalism. Her work is published in most recently published in Journalism Practice and Health Communication.

Prior to joining the Missouri School of Journalism, Kellie taught broadcast journalism, multimedia reporting and editing, and mass communication at a university in Maryland. She also worked as a producer for a public affairs news program in St. Louis (PBS) that used social media platforms to engage with audience members during the live broadcast, and incorporate their comments and experiences into the program.

Updated: August 17, 2023