Newhouse professor Suzanne Lysak honored by Crain’s NewsPro

By Wendy S. Loughlin

January 18, 2017
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Broadcast and digital journalism (BDJ) associate professor Suzanne Lysak has been named to Crain’s NewsPro’s list of 2017 Notable Journalism Educators. She was nominated for the honor by a group of students. The list was published in the January edition of the publication.

“Students absolutely love Suzanne for her supportive way of teaching," says BDJ department chair Chris Tuohey. "But that’s not to suggest she’s a pushover; she can be plenty tough when the situation calls for it. She strikes the perfect balance of brining the real world into the classroom without forgetting she’s working with students. And even after they graduate, many former students who she helped find jobs continue to call on her for support and advice, which she happily provides.”

Lysak had a 20-year career in broadcast journalism before joining the Newhouse School faculty. She held positions as a radio reporter, TV news reporter and anchor, TV news producer, executive producer and news director.

She earned two Los Angeles Emmy Awards for her work in production and breaking news at KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, and a national award from American Women in Radio and Television for her series “Private Battles: Women in the Military.

In 2012, she received the Meredith Teaching Recognition Award from Syracuse University.