Chris Tuohey has 16 years of professional television news experience as an executive producer, newscast producer and reporter. He has worked at WJW-TV, WKYC-TV and WEWS-TV in Cleveland; WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio; and WGGB-TV in Springfield, Mass. He is an Emmy Award winner for producing coverage of The Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame opening in Cleveland.
Tuohey currently serves as the chair of the broadcast and digital journalism (BDJ) department and director of the military motion media program at Newhouse. In his role as chair, he helped create a state-of-the-art automated newsroom and studio for BDJ news and sports productions. He is also proud of the partnership he facilitated with the Radio Television Digital News Association, which made Newhouse part of the only comprehensive broadcast newsroom annual salary survey.
Tuohey doesn’t see his change from the newsroom to the classroom as a career change in the traditional sense. Being part of the Newhouse School’s BDJ department allows him to be in touch almost daily with working journalists from coast to coast, and many are former students.
Tuohey will tell you the best part of his work week is the time he spends in the classroom. In 2001 he received a Teaching Recognition Award, part of Syracuse University's Meredith Professorship Program, in 2001.