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Ellen Fleysher is a veteran news reporter and multiple Emmy award winning producer.
Most recently a producer with the Fox News Channel in New York covering breaking news in an all-live format, Ms. Fleysher spent 12 years at CBS News with assignments in Russia, Japan, China, Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines. Before becoming a network producer, she worked as an on-air reporter and anchor at every network affiliate in New York and also CNN.
She interrupted her television career to serve as Deputy Commissioner, Public Information for the New York Police Department, supervising a 24/7 bureau of 20 officers and advising the Police Commissioner on public policy matters. During her tenure, she coordinated press coverage for the visits of Fidel Castro and Pope John Paul II.
Ms. Fleysher has won numerous awards and honors including Emmy's for documentary and news features. Her work in China was recognized with a Gracie Award, from American Women in Radio and Television. She now serves as a judge of news and documentary entries for the Emmy Awards presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Science.
She joined the School of Communication faculty in the fall of 2008, teaching broadcast journalism to both graduates and undergraduates. In addition to serving as a faculty advisor to NewsVision, the bi-weekly newscast on UMTV, Ms. Fleysher is the director of “The NY Experience,” the School of Communication’s all-network, all-NY summer intern program.
Ms. Fleysher received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in American Studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master of Arts degree from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. She also received an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Marymount College.