Cronkite News is the news division of Arizona PBS, the world’s largest media organization operated by a journalism school. With reporting bureaus in Phoenix, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, we deliver important, impactful Arizona news to more than 1.9 million homes and news organizations across the state.
Cronkite News is a product of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. The program has more than 16 full-time editors/professionals and more than 130 students who produce daily and enterprise news and sports content on TV, digital and social media platforms for Arizona audiences. They pitch story ideas, get assignments and report and produce multimedia stories on deadline under the direction of professional editors for Cronkite News and sports – all while meeting the expectations of this professional news organization.
Director for RWJF Health Initiative, Phoenix News Bureau
Content Director for Sustainability, Phoenix News Bureau
Director for Digital Content, Phoenix Sports Bureau
Executive Producer (Broadcast), Phoenix News Bureau
Content Director for Health, Phoenix News Bureau
Director, Washington, D.C., Bureau
Copy Editor, Phoenix News Bureau
Content Director for Politics and Next Gen, Phoenix News Bureau
Director of Studio Production, Cronkite News/Arizona PBS
Venita Hawthorne James
Content Director for Money and Social Justice, Phoenix News Bureau
Executive Editor, Sports Knowledge Lab
Director, Phoenix Sports Bureau
Executive Editor, Cronkite News
Associate dean and associate general manager, Arizona PBS
Shaya Tayefe Mohajer
Director, Los Angeles Bureau
Director for TV News Innovation, Cronkite News
Content Director for Borderlands, Phoenix News Bureau
Director for Digital Production, Photography and Social Media, Phoenix News Bureau
Health stories are supported, in part, through a generous grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health. The funding helped establish the Southwest Health Reporting Initiative, which provides health care news and information with a focus on Latino, Native American and Spanish-speaking border communities across the Southwest.