Tom Boll worked as a professional journalist for more than three decades before joining the Newhouse School as an adjunct professor. He worked in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and New York, including more than 20 years at The Post-Standard in Syracuse. He worked in a number of capacities, including news and sports reporter, sports editor, city editor and letters-to-the-editor page editor. His work earned him Associated Press awards for his photography and for the work of his staff on a special preview section on NCAA basketball tournament games.
He was part of The Post-Standard news desk that won an award for coverage of the first Iraq War. Boll retired from the newspaper industry in June 2007 to focus on his other love, teaching. At the Newhouse School, he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in newswriting and a course on news literacy for non-journalism majors. Tom has a B.A. from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania and a master’s from Le Moyne College in Syracuse.